Ohio State students find man secretly living behind door

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 9:59 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 9:59 PM

What’s behind door No. 1? A person, apparently. A group of Ohio State students got a scare when they learned someone was living behind a door in their basement.

They moved into their off-campus house this fall and told friends they had a ghost — cupboards and the microwave were left open. They started searching the house and found a locked door in the basement. (Via WKRC)

“When their realtor finally opened the door, what they found shocked everyone  a bedroom that someone else had been living in.”

“No, what? You gotta be kidding me.”

“Inside the room, they found pictures of the guy with his friends and family.” (Via The Lantern)

That was a report from The Lantern, OSU’s student media outlet, and now the story is making major headlines. So, the residents actually recognized the man in the photos, a guy named Jeremy they’d met on the property once before. Jeremy told them he was living in the other rental space in the house. It’s divided into two units. (Via The Raw StoryUSAToday)

He was actually another student. Textbooks were found in the room, too. Jeremy wasn’t home at the time, but they left a note for him to call. Jeremy called them and came and got his stuff. (Via YouTube / The Ohio State University)

The students say Jeremy was a nice enough guy, he just wasn’t supposed to be living there. Probably needless to say, but they’ve had the locks changed.

4 kayakers safe after Dayton water rescue 

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 12:58 PM

UPDATE @ 2:04 p.m.:

Dayton crews have rescued two kayakers from the Stillwater River, a tributary of the Great Miami River. Four kayakers were ejected in total with two reaching land safely and two requiring assistance according to the Dayton Fire Department. Fire officials were able to rescue both kayakers within an hour and no injuries were reported. 

PHOTOS: Crews rescue 2 from Stillwater River


Dayton Police and Fire crews have been dispatched to the 1300 block of Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton for a potential water rescue. 

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch reports that two kayakers were caught in a line of trees and debris on the Great Miami River. 

They lost control of their kayaks and were tossed into the river needing assistance. 

One person has been rescued and they are attempting to rescue a second kayaker. We will update you with the latest in this developing story. 

Troopers: 15-year-old driving at time of crash that killed 17-year-old

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:40 PM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 2:27 AM

UPDATE @ 3:00 p.m. (May 26)

Gabe Hoel, 14, of Franklin was friends with Noah Noah J. Theiss, the 17-year-old teen killed in a fatal crash in Warren County on Thursday night. 

“I was really good friends with Noah. He was like a second brother to me,”  Hoel said. 

The two met through Noah’s brothers who went to Franklin Junior High School. 

“He would always make everything fun. He was just a positive person,”  Hoel said.

 UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m. (May 26)

From the 9-1-1 call

“He's 17. He flew through the roof," according to a 911 caller. 

The driver, Mousa was treated and released from Dayton Children's Hospital South Campus in Springboro.

"I don't know the address. We're in the middle of nowhere," the caller told a 9-1-1 operator. "Please help me, I'm so scared," the 911 call continued. 

A woman, who saw the crash while visiting a nearby creek at the Sycamore Reserve Park with her husband and two children, took over the call and reported the other boy at the scene, apparently Mousa, was walking around "kind of out of it."  

From the Ohio Highway Patrol

On Friday, Lt. Chuck O'Bryon of the Ohio Highway Patrol, said there was no indication that alcohol or drug use were involved, but investigators were awaiting toxicology tests.

O'Bryon said it appeared the crash was the result of a combination of driver inexperience, high speed and failure to wear a seatbelt.

It was unclear why Mousa was driving. "It's a tragedy," O'Bryon said.

Mousa was identified as the driver after conflicting reports at the scene, O'Bryon said.

O'Bryon said the case will be presented to the Warren County prosecutors and that could take several weeks.

UPDATE@11:10 a.m.

A 17-year-old Springboro boy died in a crash Thursday night in Warren County, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Noah J. Theiss, 17, of Springboro, was a passenger in a car driven by Hosney Mousa, 15, of Centerville, that crashed about 8:10 p.m., on Springboro Road near Red Lion-Five Points Road, in Clearcreek Township, according to a press release.

Preliminary investigation determined Mousa was driving a 2013 Honda Accord eastbound on Springboro Road, when he lost control, traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned several times. 

The accident occurred on a very winding section of the road, just south of Springboro, according to authorities. The car’s speed at the time of the crash is undetermined, but speed and no seatbelt are listed as contributing factors.

Theiss, the right front passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. A rear passenger, Faith N. Armbuser, 16, of Springboro, was treated and released from Atrium Medical Center.

Mousa was treated and released from Dayton Children’s Hospital South Campus in Springboro. 

It was unclear if Mousa had been charged.

UPDATE @ 2:25 a.m. (May 26) 

A 15-year-old was driving a vehicle that crashed in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County and resulted in the death of a 17-year-old male from Springboro Thursday night, according to state troopers. 

Around 8:10 p.m. Thursday, state troopers and medics were dispatched to a reported single-vehicle, rollover crash on Springboro Road, near Red Lion-Five Points Road. 

A 2013 Honda sedan, driven by a 15-year-old male from Centerville, was traveling east on Springboro Road when the car, lost control, struck a utility pole, and overturned several times, state troopers said in a media release. 

The crash ejected the front-seat passenger and was later pronounced dead at the scene. State troopers identified the victim as 17-year-old Noah Theiss of Springboro. 

The driver was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital South Campus and was treated and released. 

A back-seat passenger, a 16-year-old female from Springboro, was also injured and transported to Atrium Hospital where she was also treated and released.  

State troopers said speed and no seat belt use are contributing factors in the crash. 

Investigators did not indicate if the 15-year-old driver was licensed with a temporary permit. 

According to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ site, a driver can be issued a temporary instruction permit identification card starting at age 15 years and six months.  The temporary permit must be held for at least six months, among other requirements that must completed, before a drivers’ license can be issued. 

UPDATE @ 10 p.m. (May 25)

One juvenile was killed and two others injured tonight in a rollover crash on Springboro Road in Clearcreek Twp.

“Upon arrival there was one fatality,” Sgt. Bryan Cook of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post said.

There were three youths in the car. The other two were taken to local hospitals with injuries described as not life-threatening, Cook said.

>>VIDEO: Trooper gives update on crash

The age and identity of the juvenile killed has not been released.

“We’re in the process of notification of next of kin,” the sergeant said.

The names and ages of the two injured juveniles also were not released.

The crash happened just east of Red Lion Five Points Road, Cook said.

A crash reconstruction team is investigating the crash, which appears to be a single-vehicle crash. It is not clear whether speed or alcohol were factors, Cook said.

UPDATE @ 9:25 p.m.

A crash with ejection tonight on Springboro Road turned deadly.

The Warren County Coroner’s Office is on scene.

There was at least one other injury reported in the crash.


Crews were called to a serious injury crash tonight in Clearcreek Twp. in Warren County.

The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. on Springboro Road near Red Lion 5 Points Road. The road is closed in the area of the crash.

One person was reported ejected, and there was at least one other injury, with CareFlight initially placed on standby.

We have crews on the way and will update this report.

Monroe, Middletown EMS honored for efforts with heart attack patients

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 5:43 PM

            Middletown firefighters Tim Scott, Capt. Rob Curry, and Jacob Smith with a medic unit that they say goes on heart runs daily. Two of Atrium Hospital’s EMS partners, the Middletown and Monroe fire departments, have been recognized for their efforts to respond to potential heart attack patients. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

National EMS Week was established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford as a way to show appreciation for the women and men who respond when there is an emergency.

Two of Atrium Medical Center’s (AMC) partners - the Middletown and Monroe fire departments - have been honored for their ability to save the lives of potential heart attack victims which is critical to Butler County as the number of people suffering from this particular trauma in the country is staggering.

Middletown has received the AMA’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award, while Monroe received a Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for their efforts to implement quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

According to the American Heart Association (AMA) about 790,000 people in the US have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die.

The estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the US is 580,000 new attacks and 210,000 recurrent attacks. The Average age at the first heart attack is 65.3 years for males and 71.8 years for females.

Atrium’s Chest Pain Center Coordinator Kim Clout, said the awards bestowed on the local EMS teams recognize each for their efforts to work with the hospital to implement quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

“Both entities work close with Atrium and we really work hand-in-hand to help patients,” she said.

She said Atrium was accredited in November as a full Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology and that has helped train EMS responders on how to reduce time for treatment during the early stages of a heart attack.

Dr. Ralph Talkers, medical director for Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center and for Middletown EMS, said that the hospital has educated paramedics about using technology to help save lives.

Talkers explained that response time to a heart attack is critical and that is why both Middletown and Monroe departments have ambulances outfitted with EKG equipment to transmit information about the heart’s electrical activity in route.

“We recently had in the hospital a man that came in with a massive heart attack. We knew it was a critical artery we could tell by just looking at the EKG,” Talkers said. “We fortunately got him to the catheterization lab very quickly and he survived. He was actually resuscitated in the field. Symptoms are very critical in saving lives.”

Those symptoms Talkers explained include: nausea, chest pressure heaviness, shortness of breath, arms and jaw aching.

“I think it is very important that patients have to realize that they should not minimize symptoms. I can tell you from personal experience I have had family members at a relatively young age who unfortunately succumbed from heart attack symptoms,” he said. “They didn’t realize that they were having pain that was related to a heart attach and were thinking that their nausea and vomiting was caused by a virus.”

Clout said women need to understand that they may have different symptoms.

“It is critical for women to realize that they don’t always have chest pain. They typically have more of the back pain or severe exhaustion or shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting,”: Clout said. “Their symptoms are a little bit different. But we cannot wait on the symptoms – the general public needs to understand the signs of symptoms of a heart attack and call 911 immediately.”

She added that 85 percent of damage to the heart occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack.

“So if we can open up that vessel very quickly we can decrease their chance of death and maintain their quality of life,” Clout said.

Talker said that the collaboration with local EMS departments, staff and the various trauma and cardiology departments has been a “wonderful process,” that has improved the opportunity to save lives of people suffering from a heart attack.

Boy, 16, accused of attempting to kill mom’s boyfriend

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 9:24 AM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 5:39 PM

            Warren County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene of a shooting Thursday morning in the 3700 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard in Franklin Twp. One person was taken to Atrium Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening. A juvenile was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence. ED RICHTER/STAFF

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.:

A Franklin Twp. youth denied the delinquency charges of attempted murder and domestic violence during an arraignment and detention hearing Friday afternoon in Warren County Juvenile Court.

The 16-year-old boy is accused of attempting to kill his mother’s live-in boyfriend, according to court documents.

FIRST REPORT: Juvenile in custody after Franklin Twp. shooting

The teen shot the victim with a rifle while he slept, causing a serious injury to the man’s right shoulder area, according to court documents. Attempted murder is a second-degree felony.

The youth is also charged with domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor.

In the juvenile court system, a youth can either enter true or admit to the charges or deny the charges against them.

The incident was reported about 9:37 a.m. in the 3700-block of Wilson Farms Boulevard where the youth and victim resided.

During the hearing, Judge Joseph Kirby appointed Andrew Brenner to represent the youth.

Kirby ordered the youth to be held in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center as well as undergo a risk assessment and mental health assessment. He also ordered the youth not to have any contact with the victim.

UPDATE @ 9:24 a.m.:

A 16-year-old Franklin Twp. boy will be arraigned on charges of attempted murder and domestic violence at 1:30 p.m. today in Warren County Juvenile Court.

The youth was arrested Thursday by Warren County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a shooting in the 3700-block of Wilson Farms Boulevard earlier that day.

Deputies found the shooting victim who was transported to Atrium Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

They youth was taken into custody and subsequently taken to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact Lt. John Faine at 513-695-1522.