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No fish tale: Centerville man catches 50-inch muskie

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 9:05 PM

50-inch muskie caught by Centerville man

Wow! That’s a big fish.

Centerville resident Cole Menker caught this 50-inch muskellunge “muskie” Saturday morning at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County.

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“Haven’t caught a lot of musk in my life but he looks like he’s a high 40,” Menker said in a Facebook video on his page before catching the fish on an eight-pound line.

Menker was fishing with his brother C.J. Menker on their late mother’s birthday.

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Cole Menker of Centerville caught a 50-inch muskellunge "muskie" Saturday morning, June 25, 2017, at Caesar Creek State Park.(C.J. MENKER / CONTRIBUTED)

“She must have thrown one down from heaven,” Cole Menker said in his social media post.

The brothers have been fishing and hunting since they were young. On Saturday, they were practicing for an upcoming Mid-Ohio Saugeye Trail fish tournament when the muskie, a type of Pike, caught Menker’s hook.

After posing for pictures, Menker threw the fish back into the water.

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Shooting death of Springfield man ruled homicide; victim identified

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 12:55 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

Springfield Police are investigating a shooting

UPDATE @ 10:40 a.m.:

A man shot and killed on Russell Avenue has been identified as Gary Cameron, 21 of Springfield, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. 

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His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the coroner’s office. 

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We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 10:10 a.m.: 

The victim of a shooting on Russell Avenue in Springfield early Friday morning has died, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details, including the victim’s identity, were not available. 

An autopsy will be completed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, according to officials. 

We’ll update this story as we learn more. 


Springfield police responded to a shooting on Russell Avenue early Friday morning.

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Crews responded to the 1000 block around 12:30 a.m., per initial reports.

The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

Additional information is expected to be released later this morning.

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Greene County asks court to dismiss Xenia’s annexation case

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 7:37 AM

Greene County is asking the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals to dismiss the City of Xenia’s claims that county commissioners failed to meet their obligations in the city’s attempt to annex land connected to Central State University.

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Attorneys representing the county commission board last week filed a motion to dismiss and an answer to Xenia’s writ of mandamus, which asks the court to reverse the commission’s decision to deny the city’s petition to annex approximately 45 acres of land connected to CSU’s campus via the Ohio to Erie Trail.

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The county’s filing argues that the commissioners fulfilled their obligation to review the city’s annexation petition. A mandamus seeks to compel a governmental board to “perform its duties ... not to control its discretion,” according to the county’s filing obtained by this news organization through the Greene County Clerk of Courts.

In September 2017, Xenia officials filed the first of three planned petitions for annexing CSU’s campus. In November, commissioners reviewed the merits of the petition during a public meeting and ultimately voted to deny the petition, stating in their resolution that four of the seven requirements spelled out in state law for Type II annexations were not met.

This news organization is working to gather and report more details from the court filings.

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Woman killed in Interstate 75 crash north of Dayton ID’d

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 7:07 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

SCENE: Fatal crash on I-75 after van loses tire

UPDATE @ 2:51 p.m.:

The woman killed in the crash on I-75 near Needmore Road Thursday morning has been identified as Christina Tester, 53, of Huber Heights.


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A woman is dead after a tire came off a vehicle and crashed through the windshield of a her car traveling in the opposite direction on I-75.

The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. just north of Needmore Road. At 10 a.m., all lanes of the highway reopened after a lengthy closure of two southbound lanes. 

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Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a tire came off a Dodge Caravan traveling north on I-75. The tire came up over the median wall and hit a Chevy Express before striking the Mustang head-on on the driver’s side.

The driver of the Mustang, only identified as a 53-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released, pending notification of family. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

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If you are already in the backup and are south of I-70 on southbound I-75, exit at Benchwood Road. 

From Benchwood, you can go west and take North Dixie Drive south, or head east, and pick up Webster Street. 

Both North Dixie and Webster meet up with Needmore Road where you can get back on I-75 south.  If you plan to head on Interstate 70 heading east from the Englewood and Clayton area, exit on Ohio 48 and take that south to Shoup Mill Road. 

Shoop Mill Road west turns into Needmore Road where you can re-enter I-75 south.  If your plan is west on I-70 from the Huber Heights area, exit on on Old Troy Pike and take that south to Needmore Road, where you can also rejoin the highway. 

Updates every six minutes or sooner on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.

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Man arrested after stabbing in Fairborn

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Fairborn Police are investigating a report of a stabbing

UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m.:

A suspect in an early Friday morning stabbing on Princeton Avenue is in custody, according to Fairborn police.

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The suspect, identified as Jordan Kylee Tyler, 21 according to jail records, was located at the scene before being taken into custody, police said.

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Tyler was booked in the Fairborn City Jail on a charge of felonious assault, records show. 

The victim, a 28-year-old male, is at Miami Valley Hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Jordan Kylee Tyler (Contributed Photo/Fairborn City Jail)

UPDATE @ 2:30 a.m: Fairborn police are investigating after a person was found with a stab wound to the neck in Fairborn early Friday. 

SEE ALSO: 1 injured in Butler Twp. stabbing, police say

Officials responded to the 800 block of Princeton Avenue just after midnight and found an individual in the yard with an apparent stab wound to the neck.

The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. Their condition is not known.

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A person of interest was on scene when police arrived and was detained for questioning, according to officials.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time. 


At least one person has been injured in a stabbing reported in the 800 block of Princeton Avenue in Fairborn. 

Police were dispatched about 12:11 a.m. on the report. We're hearing the suspect is in the area and was last seen wearing a red shirt. 

The condition of the victim is not known. 

We will update this developing report as we get details. 

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