3 sent to hospital after fire at West Chester apartment complex

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 3:25 PM
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 4:24 PM

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.:

West Chester fire crews discovered a fire in the attic space of an apartment, according to Fire Chief Rick Prinz.

All of the apartments were evacuated.

Three people suffered smoke inhalation and one of those people suffered minor burns, according to Prinz. All three — who were described by the fire chief as younger adults — were transported to West Chester Hospital, he said.

Due to wind conditions, the fire spread “very quickly,” Prinz said.

No cause has been determined, he said.

As many as 10 families have been displaced by the fire, according to Prinz.


West Chester Twp. officials say they have responded to a working fire at the Meadow Ridge apartment complex, near Muhlhauser Road.

Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson said numerous calls came in at around 2:40 p.m. today with reports of heavy black smoke.

She said she doesn’t have any information about injuries but said the fire department has called for mutual aid.

Report: Man stabbed multiple times inside Dayton apartment complex

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:48 AM

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One person has reportedly been stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Police and medics were dispatched to the 3400 block of Idylwilde Boulevard around 1:05 am. on initial reports of a man stabbed. 

Initial reports indicate the victim was stabbed multiple times, but his condition was not immediately known. 

A witness who lives in the complex told our crew he heard a disturbance inside the victim’s apartment and a few people leave the scene before police arrived. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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'Bathroom bill': North Carolina lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

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North Carolina leaders reached an agreement Wednesday on the repeal of House Bill 2, popularly known as the "bathroom bill," lawmakers said.

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Sources told WSOC-TV earlier in the day that Gov. Roy Cooper reached a deal with Republican leadership to repeal HB2.

"I support the House Bill 2 repeal compromise that will be introduced tomorrow,” Cooper said in a statement sent out late Wednesday. “It's not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation."

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Republicans and Democrats spent several hours Wednesday in closed-door meetings. 

Republican Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore addressed reporters Wednesday night saying there was an agreement, but did not take any questions.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

The new bill, HB142, will be voted on Thursday.

HB2 blocks expansion of LGBT rights in local ordinances and requires transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate.

The NCAA has said North Carolina won't be considered for championships from 2018 to 2022 unless HB2 is changed. The group has said site decisions would begin getting made this week.

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OSP: Motorists need to watch out for motorcycles

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:27 AM

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The warmer weather has more motorcyclists out on the roadways, and for new or experienced riders, both bikers and drivers need to be aware of everyone on the road with them.

“I ended up buying one and I’m really happy I did. It’s been a blast,” said Charlie Colucci, who works for a motorcycle dealership and has been a biker for a little over a year.

He said he’s been cut off before from drivers not paying attention.

“It definitely gives you an adrenaline rush because you’re not expecting it,” Colucci said. “You can never assume that they’re going to see you so it’s best to keep as much space as possible.”

Accidents involving motorcycles can happen in a matter of seconds, which means riders need to have their heads on a swivel.

“When you’re riding a motorcycle it’s so much more different that an car because you’re so much more exposed,” said Lt. Mark Nichols of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Nichols said this time of year is when motorcycles return to the roadways, so everyone needs to do their part to stay safe. He suggests motorcycle riders to go over safety tips and refamiliarize themselves with their bikes. Those driving four-wheeled vehicles need to be aware motorcycles are going to be out.

“People are excited to get their motorcycles out, excited to get out on the road,” Nichols said.

Last year, there were 200 deadly crashes involving motorcycles in Ohio, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

This past weekend, there were two fatal motorcycle crashes, though neither crash on Saturday involved vehicles other than motorcycles.

Kelly Ann Morgan, 40, of Dayton, was a passenger on a motorcycle who was killed Saturday evening when two motorcycles collided on Ohio 245 in Champaign County, according to the county sheriff’s office.

Blake A. Daniel, 22, of New Lebanon, was killed Saturday night when he crashed his motorcycle on Ohio 726 in Monroe Twp., Preble County, according to the OSP’s Dayton Post.

Quiet overnight, threat for storms returns late Thursday

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 4:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

Clouds will increase overnight with temperatures dropping into the middle 40s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. There is a chance for a shower by morning, mainly north.


  • Quiet and cool overnight
  • Warm, increasing clouds Thursday
  • Storms return Thursday night; some strong

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Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with breezy southerly winds. An isolated shower or storm is possible during the day. A round of thunderstorms is expected to arrive late evening into the night. Some of these storms could be strong, possibly severe. Temperatures are expected to climb into the lower 70s during the afternoon, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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Friday: Clouds will linger with a chance for storms in the morning and passing showers into the afternoon. Temperatures will start the day near 60 degrees but fall into the 50s during the afternoon. 

Saturday: Clouds will slowly break for some sunshine with highs seasonably cool, in the middle 50s. 


Sunday: Partly sunny skies are expected with temperatures rebounding to near 60 degrees. There is a chance for a shower by late evening.

Monday: Scattered showers and a thunderstorm is possible, especially by late in the day. Highs will be in the middle 60s.