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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 1:29 PM
UPDATE @ 5:58 p.m.:
Newscenter 7’s Sean Cudahy spoke with a park visitor who said she’s shaken up by Tuesday’s news.
“It's kind of scary, you've got young kids of your own,” said Helen Threats. “I just hope that they find whoever did it.”
>>RELATED: Springfield man found dead in Mabra park
A news release put out by the City of Springfield on Tuesday evening says no arrests have been made in the incident, and anyone with information is asked to call 937-324-7685.
A man found dead in a Springfield park today has been identified as the father of one of two teenage boys who were tied up in a Huber Heights home invasion early this morning, according to public records and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Springfield and Clark County officials say they are investigating the suspicious death of Cedric Holt Jr., a man public records and a 911 call indicate is the father of one of the teens in the Huber Heights home.
Coroner’s officials confirmed Holt’s suspicious death today.
UPDATE @ 3:04 p.m.:
A park worker mowing grass at Virgil Mabra Park in Springfield found a vehicle with the doors open and a person inside near the walking trails at the park, according to a 911 call.
"My partner and I are over here mowing grass at Mabra Park on the south end off of Oakley,” the caller said. "There is an automobile tucked all the way in the back by the walking trails by the Boy Scouts bridge. Doors are open, someone's in there."
The condition of the person reportedly found has not been released by police, however the coroner’s office responded to the park earlier today.
A call to the Clark County Coroner’s Office has not been returned.
Springfield police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene into the afternoon, however police have released no additional information other than an investigation was ongoing.
UPDATE @ 12:31 p.m.:
The coroner’s office has arrived on the scene of a police investigation at Virgil Mabra Park.
Police have yet to release any details on the investigation.
WHAT WE KNOW:— Jenna Lawson WHIO (@JLawsonWHIO) May 22, 2018
Coroner’s office has arrived at Virgil A. Mabra Memorial Park in Springfield.
The park is still closed off to access.
A neighbor said she heard what she thought was 4 gunshots around 12:30 a.m. @whiotv @WHIORadio @springfieldnews pic.twitter.com/OL9LWa00g1
UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m.:
Springfield police have closed off Virgil Mabra Park on West Rose Street in Springfield for an active investigation involving the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Additional details about the nature of the police investigation have not been released.
We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.
A police investigation is underway in the area of West Rose Street and Iowa Avenue this morning, according to Springfield police.
Police said officers were in the area around 10:15 a.m.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also on the scene.
Details on the investigation were not immediately available.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
SPRINGBORO — Police are seeking the public’s help to find a missing endangered teen.
Frista Gibbons, 15, was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Friday leaving her home on foot, according to the Springboro Police Department.
Gibbons is stands 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 100 pounds, has short brown hair and hazel eyes.
She was last seen wearing a light blue zip-up hoodie with a knee length leopard-print skirt. She was carrying a black backpack, according to a release.
Police said Gibbons may be with her juvenile boyfriend from Camden, Ohio.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:40 PM
HIGHLIGHTS: F-22 Raptor takes over Dayton skies | Cincinnati’s Redline Aerobatic Team | Jet-powered WACO biplane | Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang | Oracle biplane doesn’t believe in the laws of physics |
Satureday’s lineup of feature flying acts included: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
3:35 p.m. U.S. Navy Blue Angels
The iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly six F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in a tightly choreographed, high-energy demonstration. The F-18 generators of their aircraft are made by GE Aviation in Vandalia.
2:55 p.m. Jet Waco
The Jack Link’s Beef Jerky “Screamin’ Sasquatch” Jet Waco is a highly modified 1929 Taperwing Waco that can fly vertically and has a loud roar to please the crowds.
2:40 p.m. Tora, Tora, Tora
This is the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
2:30 p.m. CareFlight Dedication
CareFlight, the air-medical transport service, is celebrating 35 years of service by participating in the air show.
2:15 p.m. Heritage Flight
2 p.m. U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
This is a rare appearance in Dayton of the world’s most formidable stealth fighter, which can reach supersonic airspeeds of Mach 1.5 without using the afterburner.
1:47 p.m. Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker, one of the world’s best aviators and recognized as one of the Living Legends of Flight, learned to fly to conquer a fear of flying. He serves as chairman of the Young Eagles Program and works with at-risk children through the Every Kid Can Fly program. He also offers the Sean D. Tucker Young Eagles Essay contest for a chance to win a flight with him ahead of the air show.
1:30 p.m. Redline Airshows
The Cincinnati-based aerobatic team returns to the Dayton skies with their formation flying.
1:20 p.m. B-17 Movie Memphis Belle
The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress World War II heavy bomber.
1 p.m.: Vicky Benzing
The accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer and air racer brings her high-energy and action-packed routine to Dayton for the first time.
12:30 p.m.: U.S. Army Golden Knights
The Golden Knights paratroopers, formed in 1959, last appeared in Dayton in 2015. They thrill spectators with intricate canopy work along with their etreme-precision skydiving formations and landings.
12:24 p.m.: P-51C Red Tail Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” - Watch Here
The aircraft inspires spectators in the air as well as on the ground.
Noon: Redline Tease
The Cincinnati-based aerobatic team gives a hint of its performance to come.
Gates are open for today’s 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Gates close at 6 p.m., and will be open again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:09 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — A major thoroughfare in Huber Heights will be closed for two days.
Bellfontaine Road will be closed Monday and Tuesday between Chambersburg Road and Taylorsville Road for instillation of a new water main across the roadway, according to the city.
There will be no local through access, but there will be local access to homes and businesses in the area, primarily from the Taylorsville Road side, said Clerk of Council Anthony Rodgers.
Traffic will be detoured to Brandt Pike.
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Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
DAYTON — The Greater Dayton RTA will provide transport to the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend.
Air conditioned buses will run an express shuttle service on a continuous loop from the U.S. Air Force Museum parking lot and Wright Stop Plaza directly to the air show's main gate.
The park-and-ride service will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shuttles leave approximately every 10 minutes.
Round-trip cost is $3 and free for children 5 and younger. Cash is the only payment method accepted.
The regular fare structure applies from the downtown Wright Stop Plaza location.