Ex-manager of entertainment center arrested for alleged sex with minor

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 4:40 PM
Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 4:40 PM

A former manager at a popular youth and teen entertainment center has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor.

Grant Reigel, 26, of Cincinnati, a former supervisor at The WEB Extreme Entertainment in Liberty Twp., was charged today with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female employee, according to Butler County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Craft.

Detectives learned of the alleged relationship through information from other employees and the girl’s parents, Craft said. He said the sexual conduct occurred in the parking lot of the business, 7172 Cincinnati Dayton Road, as well as both residences during a six-month period.

Reigel was arrested when he was confronted with evidence, Craft said. He was booked into the Butler County Jail, where he will be held without bond until Monday.

Jerry Weber, owner of The WEB, said Reigel has been terminated and they are continuing full cooperation with law enforcement.

“The WEB Extreme Entertainment maintains a safe environment for its team members and its patrons. We do not tolerate criminal or illegal behavior by our employees,” Weber said.

Ban on smoking with children in car clears Oklahoma House committee

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 2:25 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 2:25 AM

            Ban on smoking with children in car clears Oklahoma House committee

A bill that could stop Oklahomans from smoking with kids in the car has cleared a House committee.

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The bill by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, would make it illegal to smoke cigarettes, pipes or cigars if a child is in a vehicle.

The penalty for violating the law would be a $20 fine.

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Woman's warning after finding shirt around car windshield wiper goes viral

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 1:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 1:39 AM

            Woman's warning after finding shirt around car windshield wiper goes viral

A woman from Flint, Michigan, who says she’d heard stories recently of women being lured out of their vehicles by the strange objects that had been left on their cars couldn’t believe it when it happened to her as she left work Thursday.

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Ashley Hardacre posted a picture on Facebook along with a message that has been shared more than 90,000 times, and many are praising her for quick thinking and safety first mentality.

Hardacre said that as she was leaving work she found a flannel shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper in such a way that it had to be intentional.

She said she quickly replayed in her head the stories she’d heard about other women finding out of place objects on their cars so that they could be lured out.

She also noticed that there were two cars near her and that one was running, so instead of doing something about the shirt, she locked her doors and drove away.

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As some of you know I work at a store in the Mall out in flint. I worked a closing shift tonight so me and the girls I...

Posted by Ashley Hardacre on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Here’s what Hardacre wrote own Facebook:

"As some of you know I work at a store in the Mall out in flint. I worked a closing shift tonight so me and the girls I work with always walk out together to make sure we are safe in the parking lot. I got to my car and locked the doors behind me immediately as I always do and noticed that there was a blue flannel shirt on my windshield. There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately felt uneasy and knew I couldn’t get out to get it off. At first I thought maybe someone had just thrown it on my car for some odd reason. I used my windshield wipers to try to get them off but the shirt was completely wrapped around my wiper blade. I had seen posts lately about people finding things under their windshield wipers in the burton/Flint area as an attempt to get girls out of their cars and distracted. Luckily I knew better than to remove the shirt with cars around me so I drove over to a place where I was safe and quickly rolled down my window and got the shirt off. I don’t know why the shirt was on my car but it had to have been intentional the way it was put on there. I really can’t think of another reason as to why someone would put it on my car. Tomorrow I am informing security of the situation and making them walk me to my car from now on. It definitely frightened me a little bit. I’m so glad my parents had informed me that it was happening in our area, I just never thought it would potentially happen to my car."

Hardacre later spoke with CBS News and reiterated that this thing “a lot of people think … is fake” is something her mother had warned about.

“I posted about the incident to inform others that it can happen to anyone and that they shouldn’t fall for it,” she said. “A lot of people think it is fake or it won’t happen to them. But you can never be too safe.”

“They are unsure what the intentions were of whoever wrapped the flannel around my windshield wiper, but it was intentional by the way it was placed,” she added. “So I have taken any opportunity to inform other people of the potential harm.”

Even though it may have been nothing, police are looking into this, given the attention surrounding Hardacre’s post.

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Flint Township Police Detective Sgt. Brad Wangler advised locals to stay “vigilant” but calm.

“If something doesn’t seem right, or the hairs on the back of your neck stand up,” he told CBS News. “But by all means, we need to know about this stuff when it happened.”

He added, "Nothing like this has ever happened before. There have been no other incidences like this. It’s kind of unknown as to what or why or who [did this].”

Authorities are reviewing surveillance video to see whether something nefarious was afoot.

Search is on for driver who hit utility pole, gas meter near Arcanum

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 1:06 AM

UPDATE @ 12:55 a.m.: A white Buick Riviera was headed west when it went off the left side of the roadway in the 5600 block of Arcanum Hollansburg Road, knocking down a utility pole and hitting a residential gas meter. 

The driver appears to have fled, so deputies don't know whether anyone has been injured, Darke County sheriff's Sgt. Steve Mills said. Two officers are in Arcanum, looking for the driver. 

There are some power outages in the area and a Vectren crew has been dispatched to cut off the gas. 

There don't appear to be any skid marks, Mills said. 

If the driver is located, that person could be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to control a motor vehicle.


Arcanum Hollansburg Road, just west of Arcanum in Darke County, is shut down until further notice after a car hit a residential gas meter and a telephone pole. 

Whoever was in the four-door sedan was gone by the time sheriff's deputies and fire crews arrived. The accident in the 5600 block was dispatched about 11:30 p.m. 

Assistant Chief Mark Gibson, Arcanum Fire Department, said there's no danger of explosion. Gas from the meter is shooting straight up into the air. 

At 12:30 a.m., he said his crews and deputies are waiting on a Vectren crew to arrive and shut off the gas. 

Phone lines were nearly brought down to the ground in the accident, the assistant chief said. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available.

Vehicle hits pole on North Main Street, Harrison Twp., forces road closure

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 10:28 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 10:47 PM

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m.: The DP&L crew will have to replace the pole damaged in the vehicle crash, which means a section of North Main Street in the 5600 block will remain closed for some time.


A section of North Main Street in Harrison Twp. has been shut down after a vehicle struck a utility pole in the 5600 block. 

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies and a medic unit were sent to that area about 8:40 p.m. on the report of an injury crash. 

Deputies at the scene would not say whether the driver has been injured or whether their preliminary investigation points toward a cause of the crash. 

A Dayton Power & Light crew is on scene to deal with the pole, which has been left leaning. No power outages have been reported. 

The DP&L crew on scene means that section of North Main, in the area of Carson Avenue and Philadelphia Drive, is closed. 

We will update this report when more information becomes available.