Springfield teen admits to school threat

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

A Springfield High School student pleaded guilty to inducing panic for a threat she posted on social media.

A Springfield High School student has admitted guilt in a school threat.

The 17-year-old female junior pleaded guilty to inducing panic in Clark County Juvenile Court.

She will be sentenced later this month, and remains in juvenile jail.

"She caused a great deal of fear for the students at Springfield High School, as well as other high schools with the same initials across the United States,” said Assistant Clark County Prosecutor Bill Merrell.

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Juvenile Judge Robert Vaughn said previously the potential penalty is between one year to until she is 21 years old in the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

The teen’s vague social media threat to shoot up a “SHS” school sent alarm across multiple states, all of which have many schools that start with the letter “S.”

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Police: Man shoots self, runs to mother’s house blocks away in Dayton

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM


A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.

Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.

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He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.

The man’s name and age were not available.

A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.

Got a tip? Call our 24-hour monitored line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Reward offered after dog found burned to death in Dayton

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:45 PM

Dog set on fire in Dayton

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.

A reward is offered for anyone who saw or knows anything about a dog found burned to death.

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s partner, Lexus of Dayton, is offering $1,500 to anyone with information that leads to catching those responsible, the agency announced tonight.

The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue. Dayton police stated the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.

Contact the humane society at 937-262-8091.


A dog was found to be set on fire, causing the animal’s death, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hoping someone has information on how the incident happened.

“Due to the time and location of this incident, authorities are confident there are witnesses to this crime and/or those who possess knowledge about it,” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton said in a prepared statement.

A humane agent responded to the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police and fire officials responded to a fire call.

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“Upon arriving at the scene, the police and fire departments discovered a dog that had been bound and set on fire,” the humane society said.  “The dog was pronounced deceased at the scene. An arson investigator responded to conduct a preliminary fire investigation.”

According to a Dayton police report, the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.

Anyone with any information can contact the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937-262-8091.

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Clark County chief deputy resigns amid internal investigation

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 2:37 PM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:08 PM

Clark County chief deputy resigns amid investigation

The Clark County chief deputy resigned Friday amid an internal investigation, according to the sheriff.

Travis Russell no longer works for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Deb Burchett said.

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She declined to comment why Russell resigned but said the office is investigating. She also said other deputies are being investigated as part of an internal investigation.

A message left with Russell by the Springfield News-Sun hasn’t been returned.

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Emergency responders leave dead man on side of road, officials say

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Man Allegedly Left On Side Of Road To Die By Emergency Responders

Emergency personnel left the lifeless body of a man they were unable to revive on the side of a road, according to reports. 

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Ty Ross took his dogs Jake and Holly for a walk around the Palma Sola Marina Feb. 26 when he suffered a heart attack, according to WWSB

His wife Julie Ross had her phone off while she was working out and when she was able to get to the scene, there was only a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy there, according to WWSB

Emergency personnel, who had been there for about an hour, had already left, leaving Ty Ross’ body half in the street and the other half in the grass. 

His body was in the sun for about three hours before a friend who runs a funeral home arrived to pick up Ross’s body, according to WWSB.

The Manatee County Emergency Medical Services’ policy is that an ambulance will not transport a person who has died, according to WWSB.

County officials told WWSB they are looking to change that policy in light of this incident.

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