Police: Woman cut, man stabbed in fight at Vandalia hotel

Published: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 5:23 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 6:56 PM

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VANDALIA -- UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m. -- Detectives are interviewing a man and woman at a hospital to determine what happened at the Super 8 hotel that left the man suffering from multiple stab wounds to his leg.

Vandalia police Sgt. Todd Flynn said a woman who identified herself as the man's girlfriend said they had been fighting. 

She was found at a KFC restaurant near the hotel and she was suffering from several cuts and gashes, wounds to her head and face, Flynn said. 

Police aren't sure who the aggressor was, the sergeant said. There were no witnesses. 

Police were called to the hotel on East National Road on a reported felonious assault. Both people. believed to be in their 30s, were conscious when medical personnel took them to a hospital, Flynn said. 

He did not have information about the condition of either person.

Flynn said the woman is believed to be from Kentucky and the man is from India and is in this country on a work visa. 

"He was losing a lot of blood from a leg injury," the sergeant said about the man, who police found in a hotel room when they and medic units arrived on scene. 

"It's a pretty bloody crime scene. We're going to have to sift through it to see what the evidence shows."

Detectives were waiting for a warrant to search the hotel room.

Vandalia police are investigating a fight between a man and woman that left her with cuts and gashes, and him with multiple stab wounds to his leg, police said. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Police received a phone call regarding a domestic violence situation at the Super 8 hotel on East National Road, a Vandalia police sergeant tells us. 

Police located a woman at a KFC restaurant near the hotel. She told them she had been beaten with a bottle. She has been taken to a hospital. 

Police also spoke with a man who came out of one of the rooms at the hotel. He was suffering from stab wounds to his leg and he was in and out of consciousness. He, too, has been taken to a hospital. 

The investigation into exactly what occurred is continuing, the sergeant said.


Police and medic units are at the Super 8 Vandalia/Dayton International Airport on a report of a felonious assault that has left at least one person stabbed. 

Police and medic units were dispatched to the hotel, in the 500 block of East National Road, sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m. 

We're hearing that one person may have been cut and one person was stabbed. We're also hearing that the stab wounds could be serious. 

We have a crew on the way and we'll update this developing report as we get information.

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Spring is back for the weekend; Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

The chance for rain returns early next week.

Filtered sunshine, but milder for the afternoon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Temperatures approach 60 degrees, which is closer to normal.


  • Clouds may keep us from seeing Lyrid Meteor shower tonight
  • A quiet day Sunday 
  • Chance for rain Monday - Wednesday 

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected this evening and overnight tonight. Temperatures will drop to near 40 degrees. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some.

Sunday: We’ll see a little bit more sunshine on Sunday, but once again passing clouds and filtered sun is expected, highs in the middle 60s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Monday: A dry start is expected, but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and the evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

Tuesday: We will see mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers, highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of Wednesday, highs will be near 60 degrees.

Thursday: Should be a dry day with partly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees.

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Casa del Sazón open for business despite fire 

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Tex-Mex restaurant Casa del Sazón notified its patrons via their Facebook page they have resumed normal operations after a fire was put on the premises Friday evening.

The fire department was dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m., after a cigarette was thrown on mulch outside the building. 

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Restaurant manager Armando Soto said no one was hurt, and the only damage caused was to the sidewalk next to the mulch. 

"Thankfully we caught it in time and it only damaged the sidewalk," said Soto. 

"The fire department came quickly and everything is OK,” Soto said. 

The restaurant resumed normal business hours this afternoon.

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University of Dayton and Deca High students help clean up Five Oaks

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:23 PM

University of Dayton and Deca High School students joined together today for the annual Five Oaks neighborhood cleanup in recognition of Earth Day weekend. 

Located on the UD campus, Deca High is a preparatory school dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of graduating college. 

Bill Marvin, presdient of the Five Oaks Neighborhood Association and UD philosophy professor, said approximately 80 to 100 students came out to help clean up the neighborhood, around 20 of them Deca students. 

"Five Oaks is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city," Marvin said. "A lot of good people come together and it's really good for the community." 

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Members of the community also participate, helping the students with trash pickup, weed pulling, and tree plantings. 

"The more we take care of our common space, the better it is for everybody because we are all in this together, " said Marvin. 

Dona, a junior at Deca, sees the cleanup as an opportunity for herself and her classmates to come together and do something that benefits their community. 

"We don't have to come here, said Dona. "But we are tired of seeing trash everywhere and the neighborhood looking bad. We came here for our younger kids so we could show them that we can do things together that don't just benefit us." 

Cleanup efforts will continue April 22.

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Volunteers help at Five Rivers MetroParks 31 annual Adopt-a-Park

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:23 PM

Five Rivers MetroParks held its 31 annual Adopt-a-Park cleanup event Saturday in honor of Earth Day.

Volunteers of all ages helped remove trash, plant trees, repair trails, and prepare flower beds at more than 2 dozen sites. 

Volunteers received a free lunch at Riverscape and a T-shirt for their efforts. 

"We see families, individuals, church groups, students and children participate in Adopt-a-Park,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager for Five Rivers. 

“The community really comes out in full force, which is great because all this important work couldn't be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers. It's the perfect occasion to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Daytonians,” Kepler said. 

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Last year, more than 1,800 volunteers removed 65,000 pounds of trash, 32 miles of river ways were cleaned and more than 15 acres of invasive plants were removed, according to a press release. 

"I think the success of this event reflects the community's support of MetroParks' mission to protect the region's natural heritage," said Kepler. 

Adopt-a-Park is sponsored by Vectren and Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. 

To find out more about Five Rivers MetroParks, log on to www.metroparks.org or call 937-275-PARK (7275).

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