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Arson investigator called for fire in vacant house on Dayton’s east side

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 11:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 11:47 PM

Fire reported at vacant Dayton house

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.: A Dayton fire crew on a medic run smelled smoke and found the house on North McGee Street burning from the basement to the second floor, District Chief Barry Baldwin said. 

Crews searched the house and found no one and also two people leaving the scene. That prompted the call for the arson investigator. 

"Somebody started it. There are no utilities to the property," Baldwin said. "It looks to us like it was obviously an arson."

INITIAL REPORT

Crews dispatched to North McGee Street on the report of a structure fire found at least two fires in the vacant house.

A Dayton Fire Department arson investigator has been requested to investigate the cause and origin of the fire, which was dispatched just before 11 p.m.

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No injuries have been reported.

We’re hearing that crews arrived to find flames on the first and second floors of the house. 

We’re also hearing that witnesses are reporting seeing one person, and perhaps two people, running from the scene before fire crews arrived.

We will update this report as necessary. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.

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Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

Video from the scene from staff photographer Jeffery Brown.

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.

FIRST REPORT:

Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.

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The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads.

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The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote via social media. “We are making every effort to relocate our current employees to other Milano’s locations.”

Milano’s opened its West Chester Twp. location in January 2014, replacing Marlin & Ray’s.

Marlin & Ray’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, served its last meal in January 2013 at the location, just one month shy of its one-year anniversary.

The restaurant was one of 13 locations closed by its owner, Ruby Tuesday Inc.

Prior to Marlin & Ray’s, the building housed a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

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“The opportunity arose to sell this property which includes both the building and the land,” Milano’s said in a statement. “We made this decision carefully and determined that the sale fit our future plan and the new owner would be a great addition to the area.”

Milano’s said the future restaurant tenant would be disclosed at a later date.

There’s no record yet of a recent sale. The property was last purchased in 2013 for $1.5 million, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

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WHIO Reports: How much do you know about concealed carry?

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

Major change to Ohio gun laws takes step forward

This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on your personal safety – the safety of your family, and your ability, under state law to carry a concealed weapon. It does require the proper training and licensing with local authorities.

INTERACTIVE QUIZ: Do you know Ohio’s gun laws?

It’s a very personal choice and your right, but it may not be for everyone, but a recent report said about one in every 20 people around the state of Ohio have a license for concealed carry. 

Guests include: Skip McGee, Mad River Armory and Range and Kim Campbell, Ohioans for Concealed Carry

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to keep their guns in their cars on company property.

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911: Your life might be on the line

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Can 911 find you?

What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?

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News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.

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A closer look at what you need to know when you call 911, and what technology might save your life. 911: Your Life on the Line, Monday beginning at 5pm on News Center 7. 

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