Teen charged in double fatal crash, victims ID’d

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 3:05 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 8:34 AM

A 19-year-old is facing charges for causing a double fatal crash today in Middletown.

A Camden man is dead and his female passenger, also from the Preble County village, succumbed to her injuries after being flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, according to a release from the Middletown Division of Police.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the victims of the crash as Glenn Pugh, 69, and his wife Elaine Pugh,64. Lt. John Magill said the Camden residents had just left the Kroger store before the crash.

Alex Powers, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the release.

The four-vehicle crash at Towne Boulevard and Pendleton Circle happened about 2 p.m. A Warren County Coroner’s investigator was called to the scene within minutes.

Magill said officers received information about a silver Honda driving recklessly in the city just prior to the deadly crash. They were investigating that report a couple miles away when the crash occurred.

The silver Honda, carrying three people aged 19, 18 and 16, hit a green Pontiac Grand Am occupied by the two people from Camden, Magill said. Two other vehicles were also hit.

Police said Powers fled from the scene and reappeared about 60 minutes later with his father.

Police said Powers failed to yield at a red light. All three teens were taken into custody or were questioned by detectives.

Longest-serving Dayton commissioner dies

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:40 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:15 PM

Longtime Dayton commissioner Dean Lovelace

Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton City Commissioner, died this morning.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley confirmed that Lovelace has died.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” she said. “His legacy will always be here, not only locally but nationally, his efforts fighting for the economically disadvantaged in our community.

“It was an honor serving with him as mayor and city commissioner,” Whaley said.

He left the commission Jan. 3, 2016, for health reasons after finishing his sixth term. His political career spanned more than two decades, and in the 1980s he ran the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in Dayton.

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Lovelace, who was in his early 70s, was known as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy and vulnerable residents in the city, friends and peers said.

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Former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin said Lovelace would take up issues no one else would, such as predatory lending, earned tax income, about holding banks accountable, and he also was instrumental in the dialogue about race in the city, she said.

“It is such a loss to the community. Dean Lovelace was such a fighter even through his illnesses,” she said. “He believed in what he believed and he acted on it, but he never forgot the little people.”

In addition to his 22 years on the commission, Lovelace retired in 2009 after a 25-year career at the University of Dayton, where he was director of the Dayton Civic Scholars program.

Funeral plans have not been announced.

Water rescue underway for man who loses kayak in Dayton

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 9:04 PM

Dayton crews are launching a boat to rescue a man tonight who apparently lost his kayak in the Great Miami River.

According to initial reports, the man is not in distress but requires assistance to get out. He is reportedly on an island in the middle of the river, not far from a kayak water feature.

The incident was reported in the 600 block of West Third Street.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report as we learn details.

Flood advisory in effect for several counties

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 6:11 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:55 PM

Flood Advisory

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A flood advisory for Auglaize and Mercer county is in effect through 11:45 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service.

UPDATE @ 8:40 p.m.

A flood advisory is in place through 11:30 p.m. for Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the National Weather Service.

UPDATE @ 7:05 p.m.

A flood advisory is in effect until 10 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service.

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A flood advisory is in effect until 9 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall. Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding, the NWS reported.

Pitcher strikes out every batter in perfect game

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 9:18 PM

Softballs. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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A softball pitcher completed a perfect game, striking out every batter she faced Friday. 

Mia Fiaeta, a sophomore at Cedar Grove High School in New Jersey, struck out the 21 batters she faced in a 4-0 victory, according to the North Jersey Record.

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"I've never witnessed anything like that before," Cedar Grove head coach Nicole Velardi told The Record. "She really held it together. We didn't realize until the last inning that she was doing it."

In her last appearance, Fiaeta struck out all 15 batters she faced. She has thrown 321 strikeouts this season, according to the North Jersey Record.

The win puts the Panthers in the finals of their playoff tournament. They play again Tuesday.