Visitation service announced for Dayton Christian School student killed in crash

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 1:15 PM

At least three cars were involved in a crash on state route 48 in Warren County

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m. (Feb. 14):

Visitation services for Thomas Williamitis, 16, who was killed in a crash in Clearcreek Twp. Tuesday were announced today.

According to St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church web site, a visitation for Thomas Williamitis will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Countryside Church of the Nazarene, 1436 Deerfield Road in Lebanon. An invitation-only requiem Mass is to be given on Friday.

UPDATE@ 2:01 p.m. (Feb. 13):

Williamtis at one point was a student at Lebanon Christian Schools, which posted the statement below on its Facebook page: 

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“It is with great sadness we announce the death of our former student, Tommy Williamitis, in an auto accident earlier this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williamitis family during this time. We will provide information for arrangements when they become available. Please remember Tony (and) Ann and their children in your prayers.

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Williamitis, 16, was a sophomore at Dayton Christian School in Miamisburg, according to school officials.

UPDATE @ 12:05 p.m. 

Thomas Williamitis, 16, of Oregonia has been identified as the teen killed in a four-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office. 

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Williamitis was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled to be completed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, according to a media release. 

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The crash remains under investigation by the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Additional details from troopers have not been released. 

UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m.

Sgt. Chris Crisafi, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol post in Lebanon, said the northbound vehicle of the teenager killed had been struck by a second southbound vehicle.

Another driver was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with serious injuries. Two other minor injuries were reported. 

"We're taking measurements at the scene, photographs," Crisafi said. "We believe someone was en route to a school.”

Stay with News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy for the latest on this story today.

Teen killed in 4-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Warren County, Feb. 13, 2018. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF

UPDATE @ 10:25 a.m. 

State troopers said a male teenager was killed Tuesday in a four-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County. 

An initial investigation found the teen’s vehicle went left of center for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into another vehicle, according to state troopers. 

The identity of the victim was not released, pending notification of family. 

UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m. 

State troopers confirm at least one person has died in a three-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp. Tuesday morning. 

One person was transported by a medical helicopter to an area hospital, but investigators have not provided an update on the conditions of the other victims injured in the crash. 

Ohio 48 is blocked in both directions south of East Lytle 5 Points Road. 

FIRST REPORT

A medical helicopter has been requested to serious, multi-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County Tuesday morning. 

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Emergency crews were initially dispatched to the area of Ohio 48 near East Lytle 5 Points Road around 7:40 a.m. 

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Initial reports indicate the crash was head-on and involved at least three vehicles. Two people were trapped as a result of the crash, according to scanner traffic. 

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Community celebrates honorary street naming for Dean Lovelace

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM



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The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.

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Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.

The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.

Dean Lovelace

He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.

Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.

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Bicyclist struck, killed in Troy; coroner called to scene

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Bike rider killed.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.

A bicyclist was fatally struck just before noon in Troy.

According to police, the man rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car.

Both directions in the 900 block of West Main Street, near Madison Street, were shut down while Troy police investigate the man’s death.

The Miami County coroner was called to the scene.

FIRST REPORT

A pedestrian was struck and killed today in Troy.

The crash was reported just before noon in the 900 block of Main Street.

According to a witness, a man was struck by a vehicle and then thrown into the path of a second vehicle.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office dispatch confirmed the accident was a fatality.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report.

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How to keep yourself and others safe at the pool over the summer

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:31 PM


            Head Lifeguard Morgan Avers holds pages of a checklist as she monitors lifeguards treading water as they are being trained at the Miamisburg pool in preparation for the summer swimming season in 2015. JIM WITMER/STAFF
Head Lifeguard Morgan Avers holds pages of a checklist as she monitors lifeguards treading water as they are being trained at the Miamisburg pool in preparation for the summer swimming season in 2015. JIM WITMER/STAFF

With Memorial Day right around the corner, several area pools will be opening their doors in the coming weeks.

Pools are a community gathering place, so officials recommend you take some steps to keep them clean and yourself safe while you’re there.

Here’s what you can do to ensure a safe experience at the pool this summer:

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Keep it clean

While most public pools are chlorinated or filtered, safety officials still recommend you take a shower before you enter the pool to keep bacteria out. They also stress following general cleanliness best practices and not throwing trash in the area around the pool.

If you can’t see the bottom, don’t swim.

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Watch your children

Children should never be left unsupervised or allowed to swim alone.

All public pools are required to have certified lifeguards, but it’s recommended that you still keep a phone nearby to call for help if it’s needed.

Montgomery County Public Health Spokesperson Dan Suffoletto said parents should be sure to give their kids sunscreen and adequate bathroom breaks in addition to keeping a watchful eye on them.

The American Red Cross recommends learning CPR and first aid to help ensure everyone’s safety at the pool.

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Keep your body healthy

Safety at the pool means more than just swimming carefully and abiding by the rules — it’s also important to stay hydrated and use sunscreen.

Suffoletto recommends using waterproof sunscreen if you plan on swimming, and reapplying it when you get out of the water.

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially in the summer heat — but Suffoletto said it’s a bad idea to drink pool water.

Of course, it’s not always sunny. Suffoletto said it’s important to monitor the weather and avoid swimming when thunderstorms are in the area

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Suspected marijuana, smoke pipes, cash seized in Clark County drug raid

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:18 PM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 6:14 PM

Suspected marijuana, smoke pipes, cash seized in Clark County drug raid

UPDATE @ 6:08 p.m. (May 25): Complaints from people living along Johnson Road in Clark County led to the search warrant that turned up suspected marijuana, smoke pipes, a handgun and nearly $900 in cash. 

The fruits of the warrant search are likely to include at least three or four arrests, Lt. Rusty Garman, operations commander, German Township police officer, told News Center 7's Mike Campbell on Friday. 

German Twp. police executed the warrant Thursday afternoon and on Friday displayed for the public what they seized from the home, which had its own specialized smoking room -- complete with a sign on the door announcing the room's purpose. 

This handgun and items used in the consumption of drugs were among the items German Twp., Clark County, police seized in a raid this week. (Darrin Pope/Staff)(WHIO)

Police said the suspected marijuana will be sent to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations, in London, Ohio, for testing. 

Police also found three people and two pit bulls at the house. No arrests were made during the execution of the warrant. 

Garman said the arrests likely will come after all the evidence from the four-month investigation has been gathered, evaluated and cataloged.

INITIAL REPORT (May 24)

A drug-related search warrant was served this morning on Johnson Road, however no arrests have been made, according to police.

Officers were at the home around 11 a.m.

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Police said they were at the home to gather evidence, however didn’t disclose any other details immediately.

The township’s police chief said more information could be released later this afternoon.

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