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Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:32 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 3:43 PM
MIAMISBURG — A 59-year-old man is in jail Wednesday after allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old girl in what police are calling a case of road rage.
Brent Clark, of Miami Twp., was booked in the Montgomery County Jail on an assault charge after police say he punched a teenager around 6 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Ohio 725 and South Gebhart Church Road in Miamisburg.
Clark became frustrated at the speed the victim, Savannah Johnson, was driving, according to a Miamisburg police report. After initiating a series of hand gestures, police say Clark got out of his car at a stoplight and punched Johnson through an open window.
During an interview Wednesday, Johnson said she had recently picked up her younger siblings from daycare when Clark attacked her.
“I stopped at a red light, (he) got out of his car, and my windows were down, and he started punching me and attacking me,” Johnson said. “Then he tried to grab my neck and pull me out of the car.”
“While he was beating me, my siblings kept saying ‘please stop hitting my sister,’” Johnson said.
Johnson was able to take a photo of the suspect’s car, which led police to Clark.
“I followed him for five minutes, (and) when he saw I was following him, he put his car in reverse and tried to hit me,” Johnson said.
Johnson, a freshman at Wright State University, said she has a concussion from the incident and will need physical therapy for injuries to her neck and back.
According to the Miamisburg police report, Clark works at West Chester Hospital.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:15 AM
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Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:03 AM
DAYTON — Crews are responding to Miami Valley Hospital after a person reportedly showed up with a gunshot wound early Monday morning.
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Initial reports indicate the individual was reportedly shot near a Shell gas station in the 3400 block of E. Third St.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:23 AM
— A local organization is giving away wedding dress for military brides this week.
The third annual Marry Me Military for all military brides will take place on Sunday, May 27 in the Grand Ballroom at Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn. The event, offered by the United Service Organizations -Central and Southern Ohio, is open to 75 brides from noon to 3 p.m. The event has provided military brides with more than 300 free bridal gowns.
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Each bride can bring two guests. To be eligible for a complimentary wedding dress, brides must be an active duty, guard or reserve military member getting married, or the fiancé of an active duty, guard or reserve military member. If their military member is deployed, they must bring a copy of his/her orders and a short letter of introduction, along with their confirmation e-mail to be granted access to the event.
“We are excited to be able to provide wedding dresses to our military brides on their special day,” said Mia Walthers, center manager of WPAFB USO. “Often funds are low for our military members, so providing a new gown is one way our USO can show support to our new brides and help offset the expenses of the wedding. In the past, several brides told us they would have never been able to afford a dress like the one they got at the Marry Me Military events.”
Deadline to register is May 25.
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Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:09 AM
— Ohio isn’t one of the best states for veterans, according to a new analysis.
The average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service, according to WalletHub’s new analysis. Military retirees deal with re-assimilation into civilian life, sometimes facing challenges with the job markets, homelessness, disabilities and Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder.
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WalletHub ranked the best states for the military community, using a data set of 27 key metrics, ranging from veterans per capita to number of VA health facilities to job opportunities for veterans. Ohio didn’t rank in the top 20 states, landing at No. 23. The top states include:
3. New Hampshire
5. South Carolina
7. South Dakota
18. North Dakota
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