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Published: Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 10:32 PM
Updated: Friday, May 01, 2015 @ 3:34 PM
CEDARVILLE — UPDATE @ 3 p.m. May 1
Eight Cedarville University students were injured when a second-floor deck collapsed Thursday night.
There were 16 students standing on the deck when it collapsed. All were members of a campus ultimate frisbee team and were having a get-together in celebration of their upcoming graduation on Saturday, according to a university official.
FIRST REPORT, April 30
Eight college students were taken to the hospital tonight after a deck collapsed.
Medics and Greene County deputies were called at 8:05 p.m. to a house in the 3000 block of Murdock Road after one person was unresponsive following a deck collapse.
“On our arrival we found about a 15- by 20-foot deck that had collapsed from the second floor of the house. It dropped about 12 or 13 feet,” said Cedarville Twp. Fire Chief Scott Baldwin.
Baldwin said about 15 to 20 Cedarville University students were on the deck when it collapsed during a get-together and cookout ahead of this weekend’s graduation.
Five students were taken to Greene Memorial Hospital and three students were taken to Soin Medical Center.
“None of them were life-threatening,” said Baldwin, who said injuries ranged from possible broken bones to a dislocated shoulder.
The house was in a residential neighborhood in a rural area off campus, and was a newer deck built within the last 10 years, the chief said.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
TODAY: Off and on light rain showers through the day. Although wet, temperatures will still reach into the upper 50s. This will be slightly below average. Showers become more isolated late afternoon. Breezy and mostly cloudy. Overnight a passing shower or two possible.
WEDNESDAY: A shower or two will come down before dawn. It’ll be dry for the day with temperatures reaching back near 60 degrees. Clouds break through the afternoon for some sunshine.
THURSDAY: A nice, dry day from start to finish with highs in the low 60s. Expect sunshine and a few clouds as well.
FRIDAY: It’ll be dry, early with sunshine with highs peaking in the middle 60s. Clouds increase late in the day with a possible evening rain shower, but it will not be widespread.
SATURDAY: A pleasant, dry start of the weekend with afternoon sunshine and highs in the low 60s.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:38 PM
— The first to be successfully prosecuted in Greene County under stricter guidelines for cruelty to animals has violated his bond conditions and is not in custody.
Matthew Bolen, 24, is set to be sentenced this week after he pleaded guilty in January to causing serious physical harm to a companion animal, a fifth-degree felony, according to Greene County court records.
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Judge Stephen Wolaver has ordered Bolen to be arrested after violating conditions of his release from jail, according to court records.
Bolen is the first to be tried in Greene County under Goddard’s Law, which went into effect in 2016 and increased the severity of the crime of hurting a companion animal from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Bolen was arrested in August 2017 after he was observed by a neighbor in Xenia throwing and banging his then girlfriend’s puppy, Willow, on the ground.
Leah Lind, the city of Xenia’s victims advocate for the prosecutor, adopted and provided care for Willow. The puppy suffered a broken knee and displaced hip, among other injuries.
Lind has been active in working with the county prosecutor’s office to get a conviction in the case. Through her Facebook page Saving Willow, which is followed by 682 people, Lind has kept the public up-to-date on Willow’s recovery.
Bolen posted bond in October 2017 and was released from jail pending court proceedings on a $5,000 bond. Conditions of his release included being evaluated for chemical dependency and not having any contact with animals, according to court records.
Along with ordering Bolen’s arrest, Judge Wolaver has increased his bond amount to $15,000.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:57 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.:
All lanes of Interstate 70 west have reopened at the Ohio 41 exit after an earlier vehicle fire was extinguished.
UPDATE @ 1:35 p.m.:
Emergency crews have reopened the center lane of Interstate 70 west at the Ohio 41 exit following a vehicle fire, according to ODOT cameras in the area.
The right lane remains blocked.
Additional details about the incident remain unavailable.
Fire crews and state troopers are blocking the right and center lanes of Interstate 70 west at Ohio 41 following a vehicle fire Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency units were dispatched to the highway around 12:40 p.m. and reported the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, according to initial reports.
Traffic is still able to pass by the scene in the left lane.
There have been no initial reports of injuries.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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