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Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:02 PM
MIAMISBURG — At Miamisburg High School, the national pastime also is an opportunity to honor America’s heroes.
The varsity baseball team on Saturday held its annual Veteran Appreciation Game, this time when they played Bellbrook High School.
Both teams started by shaking the hands of veterans across different generations, followed by a 21-gun, salute, then a rendition of taps.
“It’s just a way for us to honor people that don’t normally get enough credit,” said Miamisburg head coach Steve Kurtz.
After the national anthem, professional skydivers from Team Fastrax brought down the ball for the first pitch, thrown by a Gold Star father, Paul Zanowick.
“It was an honor I think our son was smiling down,” he said.
He and his wife, Nanette, lost their son, Marine Cpl. Paul “Rocky” Zanowick II, almost seven years ago in Afghanistan.
“I’m very touched and very proud of this community and what we do for the veterans and they honored our son today to make it extra special,” Nanette Zanowick said.
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“Not everywhere in the country is there so much care and concern for the military, but it is here,” Paul Zanowick said.
Veterans are the real winners of the game, with proceeds from T-shirt sales benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Kurtz said he’s glad to support the veteran community.
“It’s good to see that they smile and they know that we do care and we are extremely grateful for what they’ve done for us,” he said.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 5:43 PM
CENTERVILLE — The mother of a Centerville student has filed a sheriff’s report claiming that her autistic son was placed in a room with no windows on Tuesday as a form of punishment for not meeting acceptable behavior standards.
The school district said the room has a window but would not talk about the specifics of the woman’s complaints.
Monique Williams, the mother of 11-year-old Michael Dixon, a special needs student at Watts Middle School said her son was locked in a “small room similar to a closet as a form of punishment” instead of being allowed to attend the “Jazz on the Lawn” event with other students in his class, according to the sheriff’s report.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had a deputy go to the school to investigate the incident.
Williams alleges in the police report that a teaching aide told her that her son, who also has ADHD and asthma, “did not acquire enough points on his good behavior to attend” the event, so he had to spend time in the room.
She said she was told other students had been placed in the room for bad behavior and that her son was not injured. Her son told her that this was not the first time he had been placed in the room.
Sarah Swan, community relations specialist for the school district, said the district would not comment on the specifics of the allegation, but provided a statement on the issue.
“We cannot go into the specifics of the situation due to student confidentiality,” she said in a statement. “There is a room located in the office area at Watts Middle School that has traditionally been used when students lose privileges. The door to the room is kept open, and it also has a window.”
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:24 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 5:33 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m.: A 50-year-old man has been arrested in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash that left a Dayton woman dead, according to a police spokeswoman.
Robert Butt was arrested Tuesday morning on preliminary charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident, according to police and jail records.
Butt remains in the Montgomery County Jail pending the filing of formal charges, according to investigators.
Butt is accused of leaving the scene of a crash in the 3300 block of Needmore Road on Sunday that killed 49-year-old Lynn Goss.
Additional details were not available.
A 49-year-old Dayton woman was killed in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning on Needmore Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
Lynn Goss was pronounced dead at Grandview Hospital after the crash in the 3300 block of Needmore about 2:30 a.m., the coroner's office said.
Goss' death was ruled an accident and she was a passenger on the motorcycle, officials said.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:25 PM
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Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:19 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — UPDATE @ 7:30 a.m: Huber Heights police have arrested two 18-year-old males in connection with a Target break-in that led to a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
Ankeese Brown and Cy’Ran Campbell, both from Dayton, are currently in Montgomery County Jail, according to the jail website.
The teens are suspected of breaking into the Target on Executive Blvd., where one to three Xbox gaming systems were stolen.
They then led police on a pursuit on Old Troy Pike that ended on Taylorsville Road after an officer made contact with the left rear tire of their vehicle, causing it to spin.
Their charges are pending at this time.
UPDATE @5:10 a.m.
One to three Xbox gaming systems were stolen when a Target was broken into early Wednesday morning.
Police said the two to three males who broke into the store also attempted to break into a locked phone case, but were unsuccessful.
Officers responded to Target located the suspect vehicle traveling south on Old Troy Pike near I-70. The vehicle did not stop and continued south on Old Troy Pike, and near Taylorsville Road, an officer made contact with the left rear tire, spinning the vehicle.
A few minutes later, the vehicle stopped on Taylorsville Road. Two inside the vehicle were detained.
UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m: Two men are in custody after reportedly breaking into Target and leading officials on a pursuit Wednesday morning, officials say.
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Huber Heights police were dispatched to the store at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. on reports of a break-in, per initial reports.
After seeing a car that matched the suspect vehicle description, a short, low-speed pursuit began southbound on Old Troy Pike near the I-70 overpass, according to officials.
The pursuit ended in the 5600 block of Taylorsville Road and the suspects were apprehended.
Officials say the men could face charges including failure to comply and breaking and entering.
No word on if anything was taken from the store.
Police are responding to a break-in that occurred at the Target in Huber Heights Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m., per initial reports.
There are at least three subjects reportedly involved.