Funeral arrangements announced for Carroll H.S. coach killed in crash

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 3:06 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Carroll football coach killed in crash

UPDATE @ 12:35 p.m. (Nov. 28): 

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Carroll High School assistant football coach who was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday. 

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Matt Garrison’s viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in Beavercreek, according to a Carroll High School spokesman. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. also at Newcomer Funeral Home. 

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Garrison was a 2006 graduate of Carroll High School and was working as a sport performance coach, according to the school. 

“Matt Garrison was a major part of the Carroll community as a student, volunteer in our youth programs, substitute teacher, and most recently, as part of our football coaching staff,” Principal Matt Sableski said in a media release Tuesday. “He was a positive influence in the lives of so many of our student-athletes, and he will be missed dearly. 

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A Carroll High School assistant football coach was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday, according to the school’s athletic director.

Matthew Garrison was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 35 and Dixon Run Road in Jackson County around 7:30 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Garrison was a passenger in one of the three vehicles involved in the crash. The driver of the vehicle he was in, Samantha Lake, 27, of Dayton was flown to a Huntington, West Virginia hospital with life-threatening injuries, the patrol said.

Garrison was a 2006 graduate from Carroll High School and had worked for the past four seasons as a sport performance coach, according to Carroll Head Football Coach Ben Rulli.

“Matt was beloved by our boys and he cared so much for every athlete that he coached,” Rulli said. “Coaching to him was bigger than preparing an athlete for competition, rather he built personal relationships that transcended the playing field and weight room.”

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According to the patrol, Lake was driving west on U.S. 35 when another vehicle, driven by Paul E. Moore, 40, of Thurman, Ohio, pulled into her path.  Lake struck Moore’s vehicle and then her vehicle was hit by a semi on the passenger’s side, the patrol said in a release.

Moore and two juveniles in his vehicle also were killed in the crash, the patrol said.

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Crews respond to a structure fire reported in Greene Co.

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM

Crews are responding to the 500 block of Golden Willow Court on a reported structure fire that occurred early Friday morning.

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Initial reports indicate the fire is a rekindle from an earlier fire that was reported.

Flames are also reportedly showing from the second floor of the structure.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with additional details. 

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Potential for flooding remains as scattered storms develop 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

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  • Lingering showers possible overnight
  • Storms Friday could be strong
  • Rain chances decrease by Sunday

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Overnight: Expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance for lingering showers. A rumble of thunder is possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.

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Friday: Partly sunny skies are expected to start the day with scattered thunderstorms developing. While the overall severe weather threat is low, one or two storms could become severe with isolated wind damage or even a tornado possible. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for a few passing showers or storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny skies will end the weekend with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs will reach back into the lower 80s.

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Monday: Mostly sunny skies will start the new week with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 80s.

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home. 

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Grand Avenue reopens after tree falls down on multiple vehicles 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:01 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:42 AM

Grand Avenue closed due to tree falling on multiple vehicles

Grand Avenue has reopened after a tree fell on multiple cars and knocked down a light pole Thursday evening, according to officials.

DP&L and other crews worked to clear the scene and reopened the road in the 500 block. 


City of Dayton police have blocked off Grand Avenue due to a tree falling on multiple cars.

Crews were dispatched at approximately 6:30 p.m. to the 500 block of Grand Ave. after the tree fell on two vehicles, knocking a light pole down. No injuries were reported.

Crews are working to clear the scene and will reopen the roadway as soon as DP&L confirms there are no safety hazards, regional dispatch said. 

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