Minor injuries after SUV goes into West Chester pond

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 12:07 PM


            An SUV went into a pond near the Cincinnati Marriott North at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The driver suffered minor facial injuries, officials said. CONTRIBUTED
An SUV went into a pond near the Cincinnati Marriott North at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The driver suffered minor facial injuries, officials said. CONTRIBUTED

A driver suffered minor injuries after a SUV went into a pond Tuesday evening in West Chester Twp.

It marked the second time in recent months a vehicle has landed in a retention pond in the commercial area around Union Centre Boulevard.

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The SUV exited southbound Interstate 75 at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, went off the road and landed with the rear end of the vehicle in the pond near Cincinnati Marriott North, according to township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.

The West Chester Twp. Fire Department extricated one man, the driver, who was taken to West Chester Hospital with facial injuries, she said

There was no danger of the man drowning, according to Wilson.

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The interstate ramp was closed for about 30 minutes while crews completed the extrication.

In July, rescue divers found the body of Kelvin Tabiri, 19, of West Chester Twp., after his car ended up submerged in a retention pond in front of Cornerstone Consolidated, a business on West Chester Road.

One person transported to hospital after stabbing in Trotwood

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

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At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital early Wednesday following the report of a stabbing at the Wingate at Belle Meadows Apartments in Trotwood.

Police and medics were called late Tuesday night to a report of a woman stabbed.

Crews were dispatched around 11:50 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Outer Belle Drive.

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According to initial reports, a caller heard glass breaking and a woman screaming.

Additional details were not available on scene. We will continue to follow this story.

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Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

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Middletown police: Beware tree-trimming scam

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

Middletown police are warning residents of “unscrupulous tree trimmers” who have been taking advantage of elderly people.

The police department posted its warning Tuesday on its Facebook page.

One incident was thwarted, but the culprits were paid in another incident.

Police remind residents that door-to-door solicitors need a permit in the city. Call police if tree trimmers knock on your door uninvited.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers tips to avoid tree-trimming scams. Beware of a tree trimmer who:

  • Comes to your door unexpectedly
  • Says your trees are diseased
  • Requires a large down payment
  • Accepts only cash or check
  • Says nothing about your right to cancel
  • Starts work immediately

Sidney businessman accused of not paying people in Piqua

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:32 PM

Duaine E. Liette
MIAMI COUNTY JAIL
Duaine E. Liette(MIAMI COUNTY JAIL)

A 57-year-old Sidney businessman is facing numerous felony theft charges after multiple people claimed he hired them to do work but didn’t pay them.

Duaine E. Liette has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Miami County Municipal Court. He was arraigned Friday on four felony theft charges and three misdemeanor theft counts and was released from custody on his own recognizance.

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The cases were related to complaints from June 2015, June 2017 and July 2017, in which people stated they were hired to complete work for Liette but never received payment, according to Piqua police and court records.

Piqua police arrested Liette on Thursday at 1037 Broadway St., in Piqua. The house is owned by Sidney-based real estate company American Land Investments, of which Liette is listed as its principal; the business also has the same address as Liette’s residence, records show.

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Piqua police are urging anyone else who believe they may be victims to call 937-440-9111.