Man sent to prison for vehicle theft, pursuit that injured trooper

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 3:36 PM
Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 3:36 PM

A Dayton man has admitted guilt and been sent to prison for a theft of vehicles and a high-speed pursuit that resulted in the injury of a Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper in December.

Trevon Broomfield, 21, pleaded guilty Friday in Warren County Common Pleas Court to failure to comply with the order of a police officer, felonious assault of a police officer, receiving stolen property and three counts of theft. He was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison by Judge Don Oda.

According to prosecutors, on Dec. 8, 2012, Broomfield stole a car from a Franklin home after it was listed on craigslist. The stolen car was recovered in Moraine after being sold to another person. On Dec. 29, Broomfield met a Mason couple at a church parking lot in Mason and after a test drive stole their Chevrolet Tahoe, which had also been listed on craigslist. That vehicle was sold to a man in Springfield and later recovered.

On Jan. 15, Broomfield met a West Chester Twp. man who had listed a car for sale on craigslist. Again, after a test drive, he drove off. The stolen vehicle was spotted by West Chester police about an hour later and a pursuit began. The pursuit reached speeds of more than 120 mph and went through Monroe and then toward Lebanon, according to prosecutors.

Trooper Sharese Williams positioned her patrol car in front of the Warren County garage on Ohio 63 and deployed stop sticks in the road. As Broomfield approached the trooper, he drove the car off the right side of the road, injuring Williams. After striking Williams, the car struck her patrol car causing Williams to flip over and crash. Bloomfield was ejected from the stolen car and captured by Lebanon police.

Edison State to build student career center with help of $2.5M gift

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

(Courtesy/Edison State Community College)

Edison State Community college will be building a student career center with a $2.5 million donation from the Robinson Fund.

According to officials with the college, the funds will be used to create a 5,200-square-foot student career center at the Piqua Campus.

It will be used to integrate students into a growing regional workforce, Edison officials said.

President Dr. Doreen Larson said, "I feel that this project denotes a new phase in the growth and improvement of Edison State Community College.

"This project represents a focus of Edison State's international outreach to the community and particularly our business partners."  

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Ariana Grande back in Florida hometown after concert bombing

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:36 PM

Ariana Grande has reportedly returned to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, after her Manchester, England, concert was the site of a terrorist bombing on Monday night.

According to E News, Grande and her mother Joan Grande were greeted at Boca Raton Airport earlier today by boyfriend and musician Mac Miller. Sources from People magazine reported that as she departed the private jet, the 23-year-old singer “looked distraught and like she has been crying. They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car.”

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The Daily Mail reported that she was taken to the home of a family member in a gated community.

Grande, who had just finished her set at the Manchester Arena before the explosion that killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50, had previously tweeted her disbelief at the situation, saying,“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry.”

According to TMZ, Joan Grande, who was at the Manchester show with her daughter, helped get some scared young fans sitting near her in the front row backstage to safety.

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The suspect who detonated a suicide bomb near one of the exits has been identified by police as Salman Abedi, 22. The ISIS state has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shortly after Monday’s explosion, Grande reached out to longtime friend Misha Lambert, whose father, songwriter Dennis Lambert, said, “No sooner had I heard the first reports when my daughter Misha called to say she was in touch with Ari and all of her people are safe and unhurt.”

Actress, heiress Dina Merrill has died; grew up at Mar a Lago, sold to Trump 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 4:40 PM

Actress and heiress Dina Merrill, seen here at the Waldorf-Astoria for the American Museum of the Moving Image's Salute to Julia Roberts in 2000, died Tuesday at her home in East Hampton, New York. Merrill appeared in movies, on television and on the stage beginning in the late 1950s. 
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Actress and rebellious heiress, Dina Merill, who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93.

Merrill, raised in part at the Mar a Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman.

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Merrill had Lewy Body dementia, according to her son, Stanley H. Rumbough.

Starting in the 1950s, Merrill appeared in more than 100 films and television programs, her break coming after Katharine Hepburn recommended her for the 1957 Tracy-Hepburn comedy “The Desk Set.” Merrill, who had the poised, aristocratic beauty of fellow blonde Grace Kelly, co-starred with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in “Operation Petticoat,” Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr in “The Sundowners” and Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor in “Butterfield 8.” More recently, she was part of Robert Altman’s ensemble cast for the Hollywood satire “The Player” and in television programs such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Nanny.”

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But becoming an actress was not considered proper for someone of Merrill’s privileged status. Her mother was Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune and one of the nation’s richest women. Her father was E.F. Hutton, founder of the stockbroker firm that bore his name. Heiress Barbara Hutton was a cousin.

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“Mother was politically and diplomatically and every which way well connected,” Merrill remarked in 2000, “but she didn’t know anyone in show business. Of course my parents’ eyebrows shot up when I said I wanted to be an actress. And I guess they said, really between themselves, ‘Let the dear girl try and fall on her face.’”

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Manchester explosion: Ariana Grande's mother reportedly helps fans to safety 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

As fans and others around the world continue to try to make sense of the aftermath of the explosion outside Manchester Arena Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert, hero stories are beginning to emerge.

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According to TMZ, Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan, is among them.

The site reported that, according to multiple witnesses, Joan Grande was about to go backstage to see Ariana when the incident occurred. She told the group of 10 or so kids seated around her to come backstage.

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Us Weekly, which  reported it confirmed the news through a source, said that the mother and members of Ariana Grande’s security team took the fans backstage and waited with them until they were cleared to exit the arena.

The attacker has been identified by officials as Salman Abedi, 22. The explosion injured more than 50 and killed 22, including an 8-year-old girl.