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Published: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 4:06 PM
Mason — Park vistors will notice a slight change on one of the most popular Kings Island coasters when they make their first trip to the amusement park in 2018.
According to visitkingsisland.com the Diamondback coaster will have new black seats installed to replace the original red colored ones.
Diamondback, which opened in 2009, is currently the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island.
Since its debut Diamondback has given 15. 2 million rides.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 4:48 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 4:48 PM
Charges have been filed in the fatal crash that took the life of a 53-year-old Butler County woman earlier this month along the Warren-Butler county line.
Charges of vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, and assured clear distance, a minor misdemeanor, will be filed against John Cowdrey of Liberty Township, according to a press release issued this afternoon by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
The charges stem from the May 11 crash that resulted in the death of Tina Campbell and injuries to Aaron Reed, two passing drivers who stopped to help after another crash on Butler Warren Road.
The Butler County woman’s death heightened residents’ concern about traffic safety in the fast-growing area along the Butler-Warren county line, east of Interstate 75.
Campbell, 53, of Liberty Twp., died May 14 from injuries suffered on May 11 as she was helping victims of a crash on Butler-Warren Road at Heritage Club Drive.
Campbell, a wife, mother and grandmother, was popular with neighbors.
According to the crash report, Campbell and Reed, 49, of Mason were out of their cars giving aid to Jagdish Makkar, 83, of Beavercreek, and Ciarra Witt, 18, of Monroe, after their crash at the entrance to the Heritage Club development. A 2011 Mazda CX-9 driven northbound on Butler-Warren Road by Cowdery swerved to avoid the disabled vehicles and “rotated counter-clockwise” into Campbell and Reed.
Campbell was pronounced dead at West Chester Hospital. None of the others was left with incapacitating injuries, according to investigators.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:12 AM
DAYTON — Robert Martin Jr., 30, who gained national attention in 2005 for playing football at Colonel White High School in Dayton, despite being born without legs, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.
According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m.
Several of the ATVs then fled in different directions from police moments later in the area of E. Third St and Main, the report said.
An officer followed Martin, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, driving a blue Kawasaki ATV to the railroad tracks in the 300 block of N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.
According to the report, Martin was found on the ground crawling toward nearby bushes while the ATV was on its side.
When asked his name, Martin said, “It’s me, Bobby.”
Martin was issued traffic citations and faces charges in Clark Co. for an outstanding OVI warrant.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
BETHEL TWP., Clark County — A man and child were taken to area hospitals this afternoon following an ATV rollover crash.
The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of New Carlisle Pike, west of Springfield.
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A man was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, and a child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to crews on the scene.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 1:42 PM
DAYTON — The Boy Scouts of America presented Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton with a special charter on Sunday for a unique partnership.
Through the church, 1501 W. Third St., youths can get involved in scouting programs, which is intended to help steer kids away from trouble and teach them leadership skills.
Julian Pruitt Sr., community scouting coordinator, said he wants to eventually charter other churches in Dayton, creating a network of places young people of all ages can find mentors and special programming to address issues in their neighborhoods.
“We are actually looking at kindergarten all the way to the 12 grade. That is a unique responsibility,” Pruitt said.
Increasing scouting in Dayton can literally save the lives of members, giving them a positive alternative and an outlet to make a difference, he said.
“There has been a lot of break-ins and cellphone stores and things of this nature. At the same time we can bring more leaders to the community,” Pruitt said.