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Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 1:59 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:35 AM
CLARK COUNTY — Two people were injured when a car that rear-ended a semi on I-70 got stuck and caught fire early Thursday morning.
Around 1:45 a.m., a car rear-ended the semi in the middle lane of westbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 42, trooper said. The car became stuck, and the semi dragged the car for a couple hundred feet.
The semi driver was able to pull off to the right shoulder, at which point the car caught fire.
The driver and passenger of the car were able to escape before the car became fully engulfed. They were taken to Soin Medical Center with minor injuries, trooper said.
The car driver will be cited with failure to maintain distance. It’s unknown if the driver was impaired, troopers said.
The driver of the semi was not injured. Contents from the semi were being loaded onto another semi.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 PM
DAYTON — Video a Belmont mother said shows a teacher threatening her son at the high school Wednesday led to a police response to the school, one of 18 so far in 2018, according to records.
The mother said the dispute began over her son playing music on a computer inside the school and then escalated.
Since Jan. 1, Dayton police have responded to the high school 18 times, several which included assaults and fights, according to records.
Dayton Public Schools has made changes in the wake of the numerous incidents at the school.
“Because of this type of behavior occurring regularly at Belmont, the district took strong action and adjusted that building’s disciplinary support,” a statement from the district read.
Belmont is now managed by a team of 11 Dayton Public Schools staff members, who daily, carefully monitor the details of academics and discipline, according to the district.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 4:08 PM
— A man was arrested following a pursuit across two counties Thursday night that ended with his vehicle in a field.
Christopher Thornton, 38, of Phillipsburg, was arrested on suspicion of failure to comply, child endangering, theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, according to St. Marys police.
St. Marys police were responding to the report of a stolen vehicle spotted in the Auglaize County city near a gas station on the corner of Main and South streets around 10 p.m., according to police.
That triggered the pursuit that continued into southern Auglaize and ended, after stop sticks were used to deflate tires, in a Mercer County field in the 1100 block of Goettmoeller Road.
A child related to Thornton, whose age was not released, was in the stolen vehicle, police said. The child’s condition was not released.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
UNION — The bomb squad is on the scene at a home on Laurelgrove Drive in Union this afternoon.
The incident has been going on since at least 3:45 p.m., according to a witness.
Police seem to be centering their investigation in the backyard of a home in the first block of Laurelgrove.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 2:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 8:16 PM
YELLOW SPRINGS — UPDATE @ 8:01 p.m.: The shooting at the Hosket Veterinary Services on Thursday is being investigated as a self-inflicted fatality, Greene County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said.
Deputies dispatched about 11:20 a.m. to the business, 4450 U.S. 68 North, found an individual who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. He declined to release any more information, saying the case remains under investigation.
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A Greene County coroner’s investigator has removed the body.
Community members and friends who went to the business said they are stunned that something like this happened here.
“I mean, this is so devastating. It’s hard to even talk about it,” said Pamela Davis.
People who had come to the business for appointments found deputies engaged in their investigation of the incident.
“My sympathy is to the family. All we can do is lean on each other and be supportive of them,” Kathy McConehea, of Yellow Springs.