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NEW DETAILS: Police findings don’t point to alcohol in wrong-way crash

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:05 PM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 6:08 PM


A preliminary finding indicates no evidence of alcohol involved – but does show excessive speed - in the double fatal wrong way crash on I-675 last week.

An investigation into the wreck that killed wrong-way driver Melvin Bonie Jr. of Beavercreek and Kalip Grimm of Miami Twp. shortly before 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 did not show signs of alcohol being a factor, according to a Centerville police report released this afternoon.

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Autopsy reports from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office are not complete on Bonie, a 69-year-old retired defense analyst, or Grimm, a 2017 Miamisburg High School graduate. Services for Grimm, who would have turned 19 on Sunday, were this morning.

The Centerville report indicated Bonie’s Lexus going an estimated 80 miles per hour as it headed northeast in the middle lane of southwest bound lanes in the crash that involved four vehicles and six people, records released today show.

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Two 911 callers said they saw a vehicle going the wrong way down the southbound Ohio 48 exit ramp from I-675 minutes before the wreck.

Bonie’s Lexus hit two others – a Toyota Venza driven by 54-year-old Takasi Sibuya of Miamisburg and a Toyota Corolla driven by 20-year-old Maria Perdomo of Centerville – before the fatal crash, Centerville records show.

None of the motorists in the Toyotas – including Venza passenger Tyler Sledge, 22, of Springboro – were hurt, Centerville police officer John Davis said last week.

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Bonie’s SUV then collided head on with the Ford Mustang driven by Grimm, records show. A Mustang passenger, 16-year-old Morgan Sampier of Miamisburg, was treated and released from a local hospital, Davis said last week.

Seven Centerville police units and crews from Sugarcreek Twp., Montgomery County and the Ohio State Patrol responded to the accident, which forced the closure of all southbound lanes from Wilmington Pike to Ohio 48 until about 3:10 a.m., according to Centerville police.

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Businesses evacuated after gas leak in Huber Heights

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. 

Some businesses along Executive Boulevard have been evacuated after a gas leak in Huber Heights, according to crews on the scene. 

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Fire crews and police continue to block both directions of Executive Boulevard, east of Old Troy Pike, where the construction crew struck the gas line. 

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Executive Boulevard is blocked in both directions in Huber Heights after a construction crew struck a gas line Thursday morning. 

Vectren crews have been requested to the scene to isolate the leak, according to initial reports. 

Dispatchers said there have been no reports of evacuations in the area. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.

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Billy Graham funeral arrangements announced, public viewing scheduled

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

Billy Graham Dead at 99

Funeral arrangements have been announced following the death of famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham. The well-known religious figure, who counseled several presidents and preached to millions of people worldwide, died Wednesday, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.

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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back with an app

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available at some restaurants since early February.
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available at some restaurants since early February.(McDonald's)

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back at some locations this week. 

USA Today reported on Wednesday that the fast-food restaurant has brought back the popular minty treat

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This year, there is no other flavor. In 2017, the restaurant had four Shamrock Shake flavors outside of the mint one: frappe, chocolate, hot chocolate and mocha. Instead, McDonald’s is offering a Shamrock Shake Finder app on iOS and Android so customers can locate the popular dessert.

“Fans simply need to download the app and from there, locate participating restaurants locations, swap Shamrock Shake-themed stickers and raise a shake with friends to toast St. Patrick’s Day,” McDonald’s said of the app in a Feb. 12 news release. “In addition to helping fans find the nearest Shamrock Shake, the app also features a brand new camera mode, featuring an augmented reality (AR) experience for iPhone X.”

The Shamrock Shake was introduced in 1970 and is typically only available for a limited amount of time, disappearing around St. Patrick's Day.

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At least 1 pulled from South Terry Street fire

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:09 AM


UPDATE @ 11:38 a.m. (Feb. 22):

Multiple people called 911 to report a fire at a house on South Terry Street this morning, including one of the residents who said they couldn’t get out of the house.

“It’s hard to breathe,” the caller told dispatchers.  “I can’t get out.  I can’t see.”

Dispatch records showed multiple medics were requested to the scene in the first block of South Terry.

At least one person has been pulled out of the house, records show.

Firefighters were seen on the roof of the house working to put out the flames.


A fire has been reported on South Terry Street this morning.

Firefighters responded to an address in the first block of North Terry around 11 a.m.

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Initial reports indicated there may be people inside the house and we’re working to confirm those reports.

At least two medics were called to the scene, according to records.

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