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Published: Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 3:16 PM
DARKE COUNTY — UPDATE @ 3 p.m.
A New Paris man pleaded guilty today as part of an agreement with Darke County prosecutors regarding a deadly crash he caused in June 2016, according to a report from the Early Bird newspaper.
Aaron Holmes, 32, pleaded guilty to felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault and a misdemeanor intoxicated driving charge, according to the Early Bird’s report.
Investigators determined that on June 28, 2016, Holmes traveled over the center line on Ohio 571 and struck a vehicle driven by a Greenville man who then lost control of his vehicle and careened into the vehicle traveling behind Holmes.
The third vehicle was driven by 61-year-old Linda Stebbins, who was pronounced dead after firefighters worked to extricate her from the wreckage at the scene.
As part of the plea agreement, Holmes will serve two years in prison, with 71 days jail credit, and will be put on community control upon release. A seven-year suspended sentence could be imposed if Holmes violates the terms of his probation, according to the Early Bird’s report.
UPDATE @ 1:00 a.m. (June 2016)
A Greenville woman is dead after a three-vehicle, head-on crash in the 4100 block of Ohio 571 West, the Darke County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.
Deputies said an initial investigation found a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 31-year-old Aaron Holmes, of New Paris, was traveling eastbound on Ohio 571 when the vehicle went left of center. The Impala hit head-on with a 1999 Chevrolet 2500 pickup, driven by 18-year-old Ryan Sanders of Greenville, who was traveling westbound on Ohio 571.
Deputies said the first collision caused a chain-reaction that sent Sanders’ pickup into the path of a 2002 Toyota Corolla, driven by 61-year-old Linda Stebbins, of Greenville, who was traveling behind Holmes’ vehicle.
Deputies said Stebbins was trapped in her car and was pronounced dead at the scene when crews arrived just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. A front-seat passenger in Stebbins’ car, Jessica Keily, 34, of Union City, was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital and is listed in fair condition.
Sanders was treated at the scene and taken to Wayne Hospital in Greenville. According to police, Holmes refused treatment at the scene, and the reason for his veering left of center is under investigation.
UPDATE@ 8:30 p.m.: One driver is dead after a three-vehicle crash on Ohio 571 West in Darke County, our partner The Early Bird reports.
CareFlight flew a passenger in one of the two cars to Miami Valley Hospital, while another driver has been taken to Wayne Healthcare.
Darke County sheriff’s deputies are questioning a third driver.
The road remains closed for the investigation.
CareFlight responded to a reported crash on Ohio 571 West in Darke County this evening.
The crash was dispatched around 5:30 p.m.
Details surrounding the crash were not immediately available.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:56 AM
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Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:55 AM
— A rezoning request has been approved by leaders in the city of Beavercreek on plans to build a Holiday Inn Express.
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City Council approved the rezoning request and the concept plan for 2.4 acres of vacant land that sits on the west side of Esquire Drive, north of the intersection with Lakeview Drive.
City leaders have stipulated that the hotel should have no apparent rear; dumpsters should be enclosed on three sides with material matching the main building; and any building must be set back at least 50 feet from western property line and 40 feet from the eastern side, according to a city staff report.
A Holiday Inn Express is a hotel chain under the InterContinental Hotels Group that focuses on providing limited services at a mid-priced hotel rate.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
MIAMI COUNTY — A pursuit that occurred on northbound I-75 in Miami County ended with one suspect in police custody, officials say.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Police investigate reported robbery at Piqua Kroger
The pursuit started at the 67 milemarker and ended at the 73 milemarker early Friday morning, per initial reports.
The pursuit did not end in a crash and no injuries were reported, per officials.
Police also reportedly had someone at gunpoint on a ramp near where the pursuit ended.
We’re working to learn if a passenger reportedly fled, as officials were reportedly looking for an individual in the area where the pursuit ended.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:34 AM
PIQUA — Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Woman threatens to shoot officers, arrested after standoff
According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed.
Police are unsure if the person left on foot or in a vehicle.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.