Beavercreek H.S. briefly locked down during drug sweep

Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Beavercreek High School, Nov. 8, 2017. JAROD THRUSH/
Beavercreek High School, Nov. 8, 2017. JAROD THRUSH/

Beavercreek High School had a “soft lockdown” today as part of a scheduled drug sweep with Beavercreek police, said Paul Otten, Beavercreek superintendent.

He said the sweeps happen randomly throughout the school year using drug dogs, as a deterrent for students to bring illegal substances to school.

Otten said it also helps to reinforce to families the learning environment is safe for students.

Otten couldn’t tell as of Wednesday morning what if anything was confiscated from lockers.

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Amber Alert issued for 3 Athens County children reportedly taken by their father

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:19 PM

Police believe 3 children were abducted by their father in Athens.

UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m.: An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute. 

According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.

These children are the focus of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Courtesy/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence. 

They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892. 

The children are: 

* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old.  She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants 

* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.

* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.

They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities. 

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If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313. 

You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour number, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits’ character ties the knot with co-star in her final episode

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:15 PM

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Markle made her final appearance as Rachel Zane in the television drama ‘Suits’ Wednesday night.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Markle made her final appearance as Rachel Zane in the television drama ‘Suits’ Wednesday night.(WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Before American actress Meghan Markle marries British royal Prince Harry next month in real life she married her co-star as lawyer Rachel Zane in her final episode of the television drama “Suits.”

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The last episode featuring Markle aired Wednesday night on USA Network and it also marked the last appearance on the show for her co-star and love interest on the series Patrick J. Adams, who played Mike.

The pair tied the knot in a subdued and last-minute ceremony in the finale and have moved to Seattle to run a law firm. The eighth season of “Suits” is now in production.

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Markle, who met her prince while working on “Suits” and living in Toronto where the series is produced, is scheduled to wed Prince Harry on May 19 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The couple met on a blind date in July 2016 thanks to a mutual friend. They confirmed their relationship to the public in November 2016. The two vowed to never go two weeks without seeing each other. After more than a year of dating, they announced their engagement. Prince Harry proposed to Meghan at their cottage in November 2017. The couple will wed on May 19, 2018.

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Island MetroPark near-drowning witness voices safety concerns

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:11 PM

Island MetroPark

Briana Greenwood, witness to a near-drowning of a 2-year-old boy at Island MetroPark last Saturday, is advocating for changes due to safety concerns about the park's water access.

Park employees notified Greenwood in an email that the little boy was doing fine, but she is still concerned. 

Greenwood told park officials in her letter how the boy wandered away from his parents and wound up in the river. 

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The child's father pulled him out, and coughed up water after CPR was performed. 

Signs at the park say adult supervision is required, but Greenwood advised officials there is no barrier to keep children out of the water and suggested a "strong, sensible fence" be put up. 

Mark Hess, Chief of Public Safety for Five Rivers MetroParks responded to Greenwood saying, "We will take your ideas and others into consideration as we evaluate this incident and look for ways to prevent such incidents in the future."

Greenwood frequents the park about once a week with her son, and is concerned an incident like this could happen again if a barrier is not put in. 

"This simple precaution could save many lives of the thousands of children and families that enjoy the Metroparks," wrote Greenwood. 

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George H.W. Bush recovering after infection, moved out of intensive care

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

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Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient bed days after he suffered an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said Wednesday.

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