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After 4 days, Caesar Creek Lake beach advisory for E. coli lifted

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:29 PM


The water advisory for an E. coli contamination at Caesar Creek has been lifted just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources told this news organization that samples came back and showed no elevated levels of bacteria. The advisory was initially issued after samples were taken on Monday at 8 a.m. at the beach at Caesar Creek Lake, according to the Ohio Health Department.

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The samples on Monday showed a result of 3840 cfu/100 ml, or colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water. That value exceeds the Ohio Water Quality recommendations for public beaches of 235 colonies of E. coli per 100 milliliters of water.

The water quality is monitored throughout swim season for algae and bacteria from May through September. In 2016, Caesar Creek had two advisories — one that lasted a week and another that lasted only two days. In the past five years, the longest contamination advisory was back in 2013, which lasted 27 days. That advisory was for high bacteria levels, and the pollution source was unknown.

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Trial date set for Butler County babysitter charged in toddler’s death

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:29 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

A trial date has been set for a Hanover Twp. woman accused of fatally assaulting 3-year-old in her care in March.

A trial date has been set for a Hanover Twp. woman accused of fatally assaulting 3-year-old in her care in March.

Lindsay Partin, 36, is charged with murder, four counts of felony endangering children and involuntary manslaughter for the death of Hannah Wesche.

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Partin appeared this morning in Butler County Common Pleas Court, where Judge Greg Stephens set a trial date of Oct. 2.

Partin, who is free on $75,000 bond, said nothing during the brief hearing. Defense attorney Melynda Cook Howard said she anticipated filing motions that will require a hearing. A pre-trial hearing was set for Aug. 22.

About 15 friends and family of the toddler, including her father Jason, were in court wearing bright blue “#HannahStrong” T-shirts.

Jason Wesche declined comment after the hearing. Cook Howard also declined comment.

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Friends and family of Hannah Wesche wore blue shirts in support of the toddler during a pretrial hearing June 18 for Lindsay Partin, a babysitter charged with murder in the death of the 3-year-old. Partin's trial is scheduled to start Oct. 2. (NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

The toddler suffered significant and severe bruising to her face, chest and neck on March 6 because Partin said Hannah “dumped ketchup in the toilet,” according to court documents filed by Butler County prosecutors.

Two days later, after Hannah’s father, Jason Wesche, dropped off his daughter, Partin recklessly abused the toddler resulting in traumatic brain injury, cervical spinal cord hemorrhage and optic nerve sheath hemorrhages, according to the court documents

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At about 7 a.m. March 8, Hanover Twp. emergency crews and Butler County sheriff’s deputies responded to Partin’s residence for an unconscious child. They found Hannah unresponsive with labored breathing, according to the sheriff’s office.

Hannah was taken by medical helicopter to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. After further investigation, detectives and hospital personnel noted additional bruising on the child’s body. The child died in the hospital days later

An October trial date has been set for Linday Partin (right), a Hanover Twp. woman accused of fatally assaulting 3-year-old in her care in March.(NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

In the 911 call placed to county dispatchers, Partin identified herself and said Hannah “all of a sudden she just passed out.”

Partin said she babysits kids and that Hannah had fallen the day before.

“She fell real bad yesterday … I thought she was fine,” Partin said. She told the dispatcher in the 13-minute call that Hannah’s father also is with the girl.

Jason Wesche was heard saying, “Hannah breathe. Breathe for Daddy.”

After the girl was dropped off, Partin said the toddler went in the house and “passed out.”

Partin admitted to striking the child and stated the girl had fallen and struck her head on a concrete garage floor the previous day, according to police reports.

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Man threatens to shoot up Ned Pepper’s, woman’s home

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:19 AM

Contributed by the Montgomery County Jail
Contributed by the Montgomery County Jail

A Dayton man reportedly threatened to shoot an Oregon District tavern before making similar threats to an area woman, according to investigators. 

Killian Thomas, 29, was detained in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of aggravated menacing, obstructing official business and resisting arrest early Sunday morning. 

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Dayton police officers were flagged down by staff at Ned Pepper's around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the report. Staff reported that after asking Thomas to leave the establishment, he threatened to return with a gun to shoot it up. 

The staff asked that Thomas be trespassed from Ned Pepper's and Hole In The Wall, read the report. 

When police spoke to Thomas to document the trespass, he was reportedly uncooperative in providing his identification. 

Shortly after, officers were flagged down near Hole In The Wall, where Thomas was seen yelling at a woman in a parking lot, according to the report. 

The woman reportedly told police that Thomas, who is an acquaintance, threatened to shoot up her home. 

When police caught up with Thomas and informed him that he was under arrest, he grabbed onto the railing at Ned Pepper's, read the report. 

After Thomas reportedly ignored multiple commands to let go of the railing, police were able to cuff him. 

Once in the the back of the cruiser, Thomas was heard yelling obscenities and ethnic slurs, according to the report.

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Man pulled from swimming pool in Liberty Twp.

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

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A man pulled from a Liberty Twp. pool Sunday afternoon is in critical condition today, officials said.

The Liberty Twp. Fire Department was called to a home on Oak Grove Court at around 5 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they pulled the man from the pool, according to Fire Chief Ethan Klussman.

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The man was not breathing when he was pulled from the pool, Klussman said.

The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to West Chester Hospital, where he is in critical condition, Klussman said.

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Cash-strapped shoppers don’t brag about purchases, Ohio State study shows

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

            Shoppers browse at the Dayton Mall the day after Christmas. KARA DRISCOLL/STAFF
Shoppers browse at the Dayton Mall the day after Christmas. KARA DRISCOLL/STAFF

A new Ohio State University study has revealed that people with less money are often less vocal about what they buy.

A series of studies conducted in part by an Ohio State researcher showed that when people feel like money is tight, they are less likely to brag about their purchases, regardless of whether they are big or small ones.

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“It wasn’t about what other people might think or what they bought. Consumers who feel poor at the moment don’t want to talk about their purchases because it reinforces negative feelings about their unpleasant financial state,” said Anna Paley, lead author of the study and a visiting scholar in marketing at the OSU Fisher College of Business.

Paley along with researchers from the University of Southern California and Dartmouth College conducted seven studies. In one study, they found that participants who reported feeling financially constrained also were less likely to talk about products they bought with friends, family members and colleagues.

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The study also found that when people thought about purchases as expenditures of time rather than expenditures of money, even those who felt money was tight would talk about them.

The findings, according to OSU, are important for marketers because shoppers consistently rate word-of-mouth as one of the most trustworthy and credible sources of information about products and services. Some online retailers try to encourage this by sending people a receipt with a request that they share about what they bought with friends on social media, according to the study.


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