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Ohio couple arrested for binding, gagging 4-year-old twins

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

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A Cincinnati couple are charged with multiple counts of child endangering and kidnapping after binding and gagging a pair of 4-year-old twin boys in an abusive form of discipline, according to our partners at WCPO in   Cincinnati. 

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Cincinnati police officers who investigated a Hamilton Avenue apartment building Sunday left "deeply disturbed" by what they saw there, after seeing duct tape, shoelaces, and socks used to carry out the acts. 

"(The officers) just felt so emotionally disturbed by what they saw," Fraternal Order of Police president Sgt. Dan Hils said Monday. "It's so unique and remarkable that it took very veteran, very seasoned, inner-city police officers to say, 'Wow, this is unbelievable.'"

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The boys' father, 26-year-old James Howell and his 30-year-old girlfriend, Jamie Carver, both stand charged with multiple counts of child endangering and kidnapping. A third adult, 30-year-old Rowdy Warren, was charged with obstructing official business after police discovered he had also been present in the apartment where the abuse took place.

The boys were moved to a foster family while their guardians stand trial, according to Det. Janette Vaughn.

"It just makes you wonder what frame of mind they were in," Phil Harris, who works near the scene, said. "Are they on drugs? I just don't understand people that could harm children."

According to Hils, District 5 police officers began collecting donations within the department for the boys. Officers cannot accept donations from civilians, but Hils said any member of the public wishing to contribute could drop off a check at Fraternal Order of Police headquarters during business hours.

Kidnapping and child endangering are both felony offenses. If convicted of all counts, Carver and Howell could each face a minimum of seven years’ imprisonment.

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Service restored to half of 4,100 DP&L customers without power

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 12:10 AM

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (June 19):

Power has been restored to half of the original 4,100 customers reported out of service at 11 p.m.

There are now 2,138 without power as Dayton Power & Light crews work to restore service.

The cause of the outage is unknown.

UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.:

About 500 people have power restored so far when Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map reported 4,100 customers in the dark.

There are now just more than 3,600 without power.

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More than 4,100 Dayton Power & Light customers are in the dark in Montgomery County.

Crews were sent to investigate why service was interrupted and to restore power, according to a utility spokeswoman.

The power outage was reported at 11:07 p.m.

According to the online outage map, service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m.

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REPORT: Naked man popping balloons in street in custody

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

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A man is in custody after standing naked in the road while popping balloons with his mouth, according to Dayton police reports. 

Samuel Tumaini, 25, was detained in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of public indecency early Monday morning. 

Police were dispatched to Newport Avenue around 12:45 a.m. after a report of a man standing in the road naked while staring off into the distance, according to the report. 

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On arrival, officers saw the suspect standing in the road, popping balloons with his mouth while naked, read the report. 

The officers reportedly called him to approach the vehicle and then handcuffed him and placed him in the back of the cruiser. Officers noted a language barrier while attempting to speak to the man, according to the report. 

They located his clothes on the ground nearby, read the report. 

After the suspect was detained, a woman approached the officers and said the man stares at her and her underage niece while they are outside, read the report. 

She added that she noticed the suspect standing in the road naked while staring into space and became concerned, according to the report.

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Crews called to 3-vehicle rollover crash in Clayton

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:27 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:45 PM



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A driver who ran a red light tonight caused as three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Taywood and Old Salem roads.

The vehicles involved in the crash reported around 8:15 p.m. included a pickup truck, car and minivan, which was on its side.

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It is not clear whether there were any injuries, but there initially was someone trapped in the overturned vehicle, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

One of the drivers was cited for a red-light violation, but dispatch was not able to confirm which vehicle’s driver was at fault.

Crews cleared the scene at 9:40 p.m., dispatch said.

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Forest Park vision includes relocated Harrison Twp. government center

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 7:31 PM

Outlines of retail building foundations and a parking lot are all that remains of the Forest Park shopping center on North Main Street in Harrison Township. County Corp, in partnership with Harrison Township and Montgomery County will facilitate the first public meeting to initiate feedback on the Forest Park Area Plan on Monday, January 29th at Horizon Science Academy. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Outlines of retail building foundations and a parking lot are all that remains of the Forest Park shopping center on North Main Street in Harrison Township. County Corp, in partnership with Harrison Township and Montgomery County will facilitate the first public meeting to initiate feedback on the Forest Park Area Plan on Monday, January 29th at Horizon Science Academy. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Staff Writer)

A new town square anchored by a relocated Harrison Twp. government center is the centerpiece of a consensus redevelopment plan for the Forest Park area, officials and planners announced Tuesday.

The redevelopment area includes a 54-acre tract in Harrison Twp. that was once the location of a thriving amusement park and later a shopping center that fell out of fashion and into decay.

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Planner Joe Nickol called it a “first draft” and “the part in the process where we lay out all the hard work that has to be done.”

“What really quickly bubbled up to the top was the idea of exploring further the idea of relocating the township hall to this site. It’s at the center of the township,” Nickol said. “It meets a need in that what we’ve heard anecdotally is the township hall is undersized and we’re in a position to help the township meet the needs of the community.”

Securing funding and building the vision could be a decade or more away, but planners also announced some activation activities at the site that aren’t expensive or complicated and can happen soon. Events could include closing down parts of Riverside Drive for events, gatherings where people could build and launch small hot air balloons and refurbishing an old post office for community events.

The current township offices are at 5945 N. Dixie Drive. The township consists of about 6.3 square miles just north of Dayton.

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The town center concept was popular with residents who graded the alternatives at an April meeting. About 100 people attended the meeting Tuesday.

The result of a four-year process, the redevelopment plan could be a big leap forward for the area on top of some smaller recent positive steps, said Kristofer McClintick, Harrison Twp. administrator.

A nearby 549-unit apartment complex has been refurbished top to bottom. Two schools — Dayton Public’s Charity Adams Earley Academy and the The Horizon Science Academy, a charter school — are in the plan area and attract students. The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio-Dayton office draws activities and people.

“We feel this will be the anchor site to continue that investment all along that North Main corridor,” McClintick said.

MKSK Studios, consultants out of Covington, Ky., developed the plan for County Corp, working in partnership with Harrison Twp. and Montgomery County.

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