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Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 7:28 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 3:29 PM
TROTWOOD — UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m. (Dec. 6):
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in a Trotwood house fire Tuesday as Mary Frances McCaslin, 83.
Her cause of death remains under investigation.
UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 5):
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is not yet releasing the name or age of the woman who died in the house fire on Glencross Drive in Trotwood, but neighbors are describing her as caring, sweet and loving.
“She was just a sweet woman,” neighbor Robin White said.
Another neighbor, Dianne Campbell, said, “she was really a lovely, sweet lady. Nothing bad can be said about her.”
Trotwood fire/rescue crews, assisted by Clayton and Harrison Twp., were able to quickly put out the fire and found working smoke detectors in the home, Trotwood Fire Chief Rick Hackey said.
Investigators have not offered any preliminary assessment about the cause or origin of the fire.
The coroner has been called to a house fire on Glencross Drive in Trotwood this morning, according to initial reports.
Firefighters responded to the 4000 block of Glencross around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Initial reports indicated fire and smoke were showing when fire crews arrived.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:58 AM
DAYTON — A 19-year-old man has been arrested by Dayton police on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records.
Carlos Blanton Jr. is currently in Montgomery County Jail on charges including aggravated murder and obstructing justice.
He was arrested at the City of Dayton Safety Building, 335 W. Third St., and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Dayton Municipal Court, jail records say.
It is not immediately known which crime Blanton’s arrest is connected to.
We’re working to learn more and will update this page as new details become available.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:55 PM
DAYTON — Two large trees were apparently struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon as a batch of heavy rain moved through the area.
A large tree fell on a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton, and across town, a branch believed to weigh 2,000 pounds landed atop a vehicle in the 100 block of Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney More was headed to the store this afternoon, driving on Five Oaks Avenue.
“I stopped at the stop sign and I heard a big boom, boom clack! And then I see a big light come down and then hit this tree.
“There was like a little fire when it hit the tree and then the tree fell,” he said. “That’s when it hit the street. It fell hard and fast.”
More said he backed up and went back home. “I did not go to the store. I did not want to take no chances.”
Lightning is reportedly the reason the tree on La Bell Street toppled.
Crews were working to remove the tree from the road.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:20 PM
DAYTON — The victim killed in a wrong-way crash Tuesday morning in downtown Dayton was identified as 87-year-old Opal Clouse of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
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.
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. Investigators didn’t indicate which vehicle Clouse was in.
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.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:43 PM
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