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Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 10:51 AM
Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 8:38 PM
CENTERVILLE — (UPDATE @ 8:40 p.m. Oct. 23): Kalip Grimm, 18, one of two men killed in the Oct. 16 wrong-way crash on I-675 in Centerville, is being remembered as “the best friend anybody could ask for.”
Two of his best friends, in Collin Hare and Ty Marker, spoke about Grimm following his funeral Monday morning.
“His personality was just an amazing thing and every time he saw you, every single time, he said, ‘wasss up baby.’ That was his go-to line,” Hare said.
Hare and Marker wore orange -- Grimm’s favorite color.
Nearly 400 vehicles were part of the procession and there were nearly 2,000 signatures in the guest book.
Grimm graduated from Miamisburg High School in the spring and was working a full-time job since graduation, according to his mother Stacy Grimm. His 19th birthday would have been Sunday
The fatal crash Monday occurred five days before Kalip’s 19th birthday, Grimm said.
Melvin Bonie Jr. was a Beavercreek resident who was a retired analyst from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to friend Karen Rase of Beavercreek.
He was a wine connoisseur who spent much of his retirement traveling, collecting art and enjoying dinners, she said.
“He never made ordinary stuff other people would make,” she said. “When he did cook…it was roast duck and he always had the perfect wine. “
Bonie was a wine consultant with Tramonte & Sons, according to the wine distributor’s website, who was known to attend and hold wine-tastings around the area.
A native of New Orleans, he was a graduate of the University of New Orleans, according to his Facebook page.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
FAIRFIELD, Butler County — Officers are on the scene of a shooting in Fairfield.
The shooting was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive.
A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.
Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off.
SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night.
SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry.
MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine.
TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
HARRISON TWP. — The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.
Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center. The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds.
Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.
“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.
They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week.
“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.
According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found.
Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person.
Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home.
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Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM
MIAMI TWP., Greene County — A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.
Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.
Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.
“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.
The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.