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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 5:21 PM
LEBANON — A former Franklin school employee who was wanted on sexual misconduct charges was arrested Friday morning after appearing at an unrelated child custody hearing in Warren County Juvenile Court.
Juvenile Court Administrator Tony Brigano said deputies were alerted that there was an active arrest warrant for Christina M. Moses, 25, of Franklin, and arrested her as she was leaving the county Probate/Juvenile Court building. She was indicted Feb. 2 on nine counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor by a Warren County grand jury.
Moses, who is being held in the Warren County Jail without bond, is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing on the fourth-degree felony charges at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court, according to online jail records.
Moses allegedly had sexual contact with two boys who were younger than 16 years of age between May and November 2017, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.
Fornshell said the investigation showed the actions between Moses and the two boys were not connected to the school district and that none of the alleged incidents happened at a school.
Moses, also known as Christina Richards, had appeared several times in Franklin Municipal Court since 2012 on charges that include driving under the influence, driving under suspension, underage consumption and other traffic infractions. She last appeared in court in December, when she was found guilty of criminal damaging/endangering.
At a news conference held on Nov. 22, 2017, Franklin police and school district officials said the employee was placed on administrative leave but later resigned following accusations of possible sexual misconduct with a student.
Police initially said the school administration conducted an administrative inquiry into rumors of sexual misconduct by a school employee with a 15-year-old student. Within two hours, the parent, student and employee were all interviewed by school staff. At the news conference, police and school officials said they did not believe improper conduct occurred on school grounds or during school hours.
According to district records, Moses was hired as a substitute worker in October 2016 and was hired as a cafeteria cashier and a second shift custodian in September 2016.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 5:12 PM
Results are still too close to call from the May 8 election on the Kil-Kare Speedway rezoning request referendum in Xenia Twp.
After more ballots were counted, results show voters supporting the zoning change 617 to 614, according to Greene County Elections Director Llyn McCoy.
That’s a different result from election night when the final, unofficial tally showed the zoning change being rejected by voters by two votes.
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Seven more votes were added to the count for the Xenia Twp. issue, four valid absentee ballots and three valid provisional ballots, McCoy said
The Greene County Board of Elections met Tuesday todayto certify the results from the May 8 election.
The marginal difference between those who support the Xenia Twp. zoning decision and those who oppose it is less than half of 1 percent, which triggered an automatic recount under state election law.
McCoy said the recount, which involves 5 percent of the ballots being counted by hand, will happen May 30.
Marshall Foiles, partner to Kil-Kare Owner David Coterel, was excited about the change in the results.
“We are going to build some nice store and lock buildings,” he said.
Xenia Twp. Administrator Alan Stock said if the recount is completed on May 30, the elections board is expected to vote to certify the results at 4 p.m. If the recount is not completed that same day, the results would be certified at the same time the next day.
“The Greene County BOE meticulously follows careful procedures to be accurate and impartial,” Stock said. “Xenia Twp. residents can be sure whatever the outcome that their vote counted.”
Unofficial results from election night showed the rezoning issue was rejected by the voters by a margin of two votes.
Voters were asked to approve or reject township trustees’ decision to rezone nearly 23 acres near Kil-Kare Speedway. Residents cast 613 no votes and 611 yes votes, according to final, unofficial results.
If the Xenia Twp. issue somehow wound up in a tie, Xenia Twp. Administrator Alan Stock said the trustees’ vote of 2-1 in favor of the zoning change last August would stand.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 5:11 PM
DAYTON — One of two juveniles accused of taking a car at gunpoint is in custody after an alert Dayton police detective chased him down.
The foot pursuit occurred Tuesday afternoon in the area of Burwood Avenue and Germantown Street, Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman said, when the detective saw the two juveniles and the car that was stolen earlier in the day.
Police also recovered a gun the juvenile is believed to have thrown to the ground during the foot chase, Sgt. Coleman said.
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In the robbery that occurred just before 2 p.m., Coleman said, a woman was parked in front of her house when the juveniles approached and asked to borrow her cell phone.
When she refused, the juveniles brandished handguns and took her cell phone, her purse and the car.
"They used guns to intimidate this lady," Sgt. Coleman said. "She was parked in front of her own house, minding her own business."
About 3 p.m., the detective, who had been driving around looking for the stolen car, saw it and the juveniles on Burwood Avenue. They ran. He gave chase and caught the one, who was being interviewed late Tuesday afternoon by the police department's Violent Offenders Unit, Coleman said.
The woman was not injured, he said, but she was frightened.
Sgt. Coleman cautioned people to be aware of their surroundings and to be vigilant at all times.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 3:53 PM
— Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently, its franchise co-owner told this news outlet today, Tuesday May 22.
Zoup franchise owners opened their first Dayton-area restaurant adjacent to Whole Foods on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp., and opened its second location at 5235 Cornerstone North Boulevard in the Cornerstone of Centerville development in Centerville just four months ago. Initial plans called for the franchise owners, Kevin Forrer and Brian Wood, to open two more Dayton-area locations.
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But Forrer said today the Cornerstone of Centerville location “just never took off from day one. We depended on it being an A-plus location, and it just wasn’t.”
Sales also slowed down significantly at the Miamisburg-Centerville Road location, and the franchise owners were facing a major increase in rent and tax costs at that location, Forrer said. Those financial setbacks led to the decision to close, he said.
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The first Zoup! restaurant opened in Southfield, Mi., in suburban Detroit in 1998. The chain operates more than 80 locations across the northern half of the U.S.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 1:29 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A man found dead in a Springfield park today has been identified as the father of one of two teenage boys who were tied up in a Huber Heights home invasion early this morning, according to public records and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Springfield and Clark County officials say they are investigating the suspicious death of Cedric Holt Jr., a man public records and a 911 call indicate is the father of one of the teens in the Huber Heights home.
Coroner’s officials confirmed Holt’s suspicious death today.
UPDATE @ 3:04 p.m.:
A park worker mowing grass at Virgil Mabra Park in Springfield found a vehicle with the doors open and a person inside near the walking trails at the park, according to a 911 call.
"My partner and I are over here mowing grass at Mabra Park on the south end off of Oakley,” the caller said. "There is an automobile chucked all the way in the back by the walking trails by the Boy Scouts bridge. Doors are open, someone's in there."
The condition of the person reportedly found has not been released by police, however the coroner’s office responded to the park earlier today.
A call to the Clark County Coroner’s Office has not been returned.
Springfield police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene into the afternoon, however police have released no additional information other than an investigation was ongoing.
UPDATE @ 12:31 p.m.:
The coroner’s office has arrived on the scene of a police investigation at Virgil Mabra Park.
Police have yet to release any details on the investigation.
WHAT WE KNOW:— Jenna Lawson WHIO (@JLawsonWHIO) May 22, 2018
Coroner’s office has arrived at Virgil A. Mabra Memorial Park in Springfield.
The park is still closed off to access.
A neighbor said she heard what she thought was 4 gunshots around 12:30 a.m. @whiotv @WHIORadio @springfieldnews pic.twitter.com/OL9LWa00g1
UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m.:
Springfield police have closed off Virgil Mabra Park on West Rose Street in Springfield for an active investigation involving the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Additional details about the nature of the police investigation have not been released.
We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.
A police investigation is underway in the area of West Rose Street and Iowa Avenue this morning, according to Springfield police.
Police said officers were in the area around 10:15 a.m.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also on the scene.
Details on the investigation were not immediately available.