OSP: Pilot forgot to use landing gear prior to crash

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:53 PM

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UPDATE @ 12:49 p.m. (Nov. 20):

A pilot forgot to initiate his landing gear when he crashed his airplane at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The airplane crashed at 3:30 p.m. and had originated from Trumbull County Airfield in northeast Ohio, troopers said.

No injuries were reported and the FAA was called to conduct an investigation, however so far no citations have been issued, the patrol said.

The airplane was a Cessna 310, OSP said.

INITIAL REPORT:

State troopers are investigating a plane crash that occurred at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday afternoon. 

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Investigators were dispatched to the airport around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after the incident was reported. 

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Dispatchers said the incident was ‘minor’ and no injuries were reported. 

Additional details, including possible factors were not immediately available. 

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page as details become available. 

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Homemade bottle bomb found along Island MetroPark bikepath

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

MetroParks rangers are investigating after a homemade bottle bomb was found along a bike path in the Island MetroPark Tuesday morning.

MetroParks rangers are investigating after a homemade bottle bomb was found along a bike path in the Island MetroPark Tuesday morning. 

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Rangers responded to the bike path near Kettering Field around 11 a.m. after a park technician found the device during a routine patrol, Lt. Mark Arendt of the Five Rivers MetroParks, Ranger Division said. 

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The device was found partially burnt-up and was apparently filled with a black powder, Arendt said. 

Rangers were not sure how long the bottle was there or when it was initially detonated. 

“It’s a very dangerous situation,” Arendt said. “We wouldn’t want someone to stumble upon this and get hurt. Or we wouldn’t want the person actually messing around with this device to get hurt either.” 

The bottle and powder will be analyzed to determine what the device actually contained, Arendt said. 

No injuries were reported. 

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Police: Wrong-way driver causes fatal downtown Dayton crash

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

A driver is reportedly trapped inside their vehicle following a crash in downtown Dayton on West Fifth Street Tuesday morning.

UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m.:

A wrong-way driver caused a crash that killed one person in downtown Dayton Tuesday morning, according to police. 

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Officers were dispatched to a report of a crash with one person trapped near the intersection of West Fifth Street and South Perry Street around 9 a.m. 

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Investigators said a red car traveled the wrong direction on West Fifth Street and crashed into the silver car, sending the silver car into a pole. The crash killed one person, but investigators didn’t indicate which vehicle that person was in. 

The identity of the victim will not be released until family has been notified.

Police said excessive speed doesn’t appear to be a factor, and it is not uncommon to see drivers travel the wrong way on Dayton’s one-way streets. 

“With going the wrong way, there is no traffic device to tell you that you should be slowing down for a red light,” Lt. James Mullins said. 

I’m sure the person was driving normal speeds and had the collision.” 

The intersection was reopened by police around 11:30 a.m.

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UPDATE @ 10 a.m.:

One person has died following a crash near the intersection of West Fifth and South Perry streets in downtown Dayton, according to dispatchers. 

Police continue to block West Fifth street near the bridge and South Perry Street is blocked at West Fourth Street. 

We’ll update this page as more details become available. 

FIRST REPORT

A driver is reportedly trapped inside their vehicle following a crash in downtown Dayton on West Fifth Street Tuesday morning. 

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The crash was reported at the intersection of West Fifth South Perry streets and near Sinclair College, around 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

Police have requested a crash reconstruction to the scene to investigate the crash, according to our crew on the scene. 

The condition of the driver was not immediately available. 

Police have blocked eastbound West Fifth Street at the bridge and South Perry Street at West Fourth Street for the investigation. 

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

Marshall Gorby/Staff

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Warren County drivers to pay $5 more for vehicle registration

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:38 AM


            Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison will have another $1.1 million for road and bridge projects since the county commissioners approved a $5 increase in motor vehicle fees. He stands in front of a list of counties that have added the fee. STAFF / LAWRENCE BUDD
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Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison will have another $1.1 million for road and bridge projects since the county commissioners approved a $5 increase in motor vehicle fees. He stands in front of a list of counties that have added the fee. STAFF / LAWRENCE BUDD(Lawrence Budd)

Warren County vehicle owners will pay another $5 for registration next year.

This morning, the county commissioners approved the increase, which is expected to raise another $1.1 million a year for road and bridge projects.

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Revenue from the existing fee, increased in phases since 1968, is shared with other local governments.

“We’re really falling behind,” County Engineer Neil Tunison said. “We’re doing about a third of the roads we need to do.”

Warren County would be the 14th in Ohio to add the charge, joining Montgomery, Hamilton and Clermont counties in the Miami Valley. The new fee was authorized by Ohio lawmakers in 2017, Tunison said.

Tunison said some of the new money would fund local matches on major projects funded primarily with state or federal funds.

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County Commissioner Dave Young noted this was the first increase in 13 years and said good roads were part of keeping Warren County an attractive place for businesses and residents.

“I’m not even going to blink an eye,” Young said.

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There were no comments from the public in two public hearings preceding Tuesday’s unanimous vote by the commissioners.

Commissioner Tom Grossmann said he was not planning to vote for the increase.

“You convinced me,” Grossmann said.

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The county engineer’s office’s annual budget is about $8.4 million in revenue, $6.1 million from the vehicle registration fees and $2.3 million from gas tax.

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Ohio police dog struck, killed by car: ‘Play ball in heaven, my buddy’

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 8:08 AM

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BATAVIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

An off-duty K-9 officer in Batavia died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

A Batavia Police Department K-9 unit dog, Officer Kraft, was accidentally struck and killed by a car. Kraft was Batavia’s first police dog, according to the department.

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“Kraft, you will be missed and your service to Batavia Police Department was greatly appreciated. Go and play ball in heaven, my buddy,” according to a statement posted by Batavia Police Chief Michael Gardner on Facebook. 

The police department will post more information about a memorial when details are finalized. 

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