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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 5:45 PM
WASHINGTON TWP. — One dog is dead, another is to be put down and two families are heartbroken after a chance encounter between the two rescue dogs in Washington Twp.
A dachshund named Cooper was not on a leash Monday evening when its owner let the dog out to relieve itself, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report.
The dachshund approached a pit bull that was being walked on a leash in the common area behind town homes on Windsor Park Drive.
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The dachshund had moved close to the larger dog when it lunged and grabbed the dachshund by the throat, shook it until it went limp, according to the report.
Cooper's owner, Ashley Kelley, a neighbor and the 16-year-old girl who had been walking the pit bull tried to pull the animals apart. Kelley and the neighbor suffered injuries in the scuffle, according to the report.
Kelley took her dog to an animal hospital, where it died of its injuries.
The pit bull, a 3-year-old named Stormy, was taken into custody by an animal control officer with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
The owners of both dogs were given citations.
"It's heartbreaking that this had to happen to both families...both dogs," Kelley told News Center 7's Sean Cudahy on Tuesday.
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The dachshund had been found abandoned in a hotel and would have been 5 years old soon, Kelley said.
Robin Pack, who was fostering Stormy, said she doesn't think what happened is fair.
The ARC officer cited her for failure to control and for not having a licensed dog. The officer also told her Stormy would be put down, she said.
Pack said Stormy wasn't licensed yet because she hadn't yet adopted the pit bull, which came from a shelter in Cincinnati.
Pack said she isn't sure what she's going to do now, or whether she will foster another pit bull -- or any breed of dog.
"My daughter's heartbroken. I'm heartbroken. I'm heartbroken for the family that lost the other dog," Pack said.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:40 PM
WEST MILTON — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.:
A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.
Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home this morning.
Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home during the time of the explosion.
He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt.
Jinkins rented the house that is now uninhabitable and said they had a temporary line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.
UPDATE @ 10:47 a.m.:
The family of five that were at the house during the time of an explosion were displaced and are being aided by the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
An explosion occurred at or near a house in West Milton Sunday morning.
The explosion was reported around 8:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Iddings Road.
It’s not yet known what caused the explosion or the extent of damages, but DP&L was called to the scene, according to Deputy Adams of Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
Two adults and three children were at the home but not injured, said Adams.
West Milton Fire Department is on scene.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM
FRANKLIN — UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m:
The motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today was fatal, Warren County Coroner’s Office confirmed.
A 40-year-old was believed to be traveling northbound on Riley Street near Van Horne Street. He was possibly racing a vehicle before losing control, hitting a curb, and being thrown from his motorcycle--Sgt. Wolf of Franklin confirmed. He was also believed to be wearing a helmet.
The vehicle he was racing is unknown, and no one else was injured.
Emergency crews are on scene of a reported accident involving a motorcycle and a truck in Franklin.
According to dispatchers, crews are at the scene of North Main Street at North River Street.
The crash reportedly occurred around 3:20 p.m.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
— A report card from Sinclair Community College, an annual report for the Huffman bicycle company and a Bible with a bit of history were among the items discovered in a time capsule opened in Miamisburg on Saturday.
“Fifty years ago this time capsule was buried in Veterans Park with memorabilia from 1968,” the emcee announced to the crowd gathered at the beginning of the city’s weeklong bicentennial celebration.
The white container, with “Miamisburg Area Sesquicentennial 1818 - 1968” on the side, was unsealed and broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.
Many who watched the ceremony remembered the stores, barber shops and other establishments represented in the container that have long closed, such Mobley Cafe, Arcade Cafe and the Riviera Lounge.
A letter to the mayor at the time from then-President Lyndon B. Johnson was included in the container.
An annual report for the Huffman Manufacturing Company states the company made more than $42 million in sales in 1967, netting $1.5 million.
Old newspapers provided a somber reminder of the Vietnam War. At the top of a Miamisburg News broadsheet was a report on the death of Cpl. William Ebright, who was killed in action.
A man told the crowd about the Bible that was pulled out of the time capsule. He said he was there when his mother placed the Bible in the container.
The Bible had been given to Mark Dennis before he was deployed to Vietnam, the man said.Dennis was also killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the helicopter he was riding in, and though his remains were never found the Bible was returned to the family, the man said.
More activities are planned today through next Sunday as the city celebrates its 200th birthday.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
DAYTON — One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and one was treated at the scene of an apartment fire in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were called to the first floor apartment fire in the 1600 block of Bancroft Street around 11:30 a.m.
No one was in the apartment where the fire started but the flames did run up to the outside of the second floor apartment, according to Dayton fire official Brad Baldwin.
Everyone evacuated the building with help from neighbors.
Two of the four apartments in the building are uninhabitable at this time because of damages, according to Baldwin.