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Psychiatric patient fails to return to Cincinnati hospital, may be headed to Dayton area

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

A patient who failed to return to Summit Behavior Healthcare Hospital at her appropriate time while on a pass may be headed to Montgomery County.

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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services was notified that Jacqulyn Thompson, 40, failed to return to the hospital Tuesday.

Thompson is a patient of the state psychiatric hospital, 1101 Summit Road in Cincinnati.

Thompson has family in Montgomery County and could be headed there, Jamie Carmichael of OhioMHAS said Tuesday night.

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Police are working to find Thompson. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you know Thompson, see her or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to notify the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-765-1212.

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Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 5:53 PM

A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine Monday morning.

UPDATE@5:54 p.m.

All students at the Education Service Center have physical or behavioral disabilities, said Frank DePalma, superintendent for the Educational Service Center. The Moraine school serves sixth grades through 22-year-olds, he said. 

Teachers at the school became aware of the gun Monday morning when they heard students talking about it as they got off the bus, DePalma said. Teachers immediately confiscated the student’s backpack, where the gun was, so it was never taken into the building, the superintendent said. 

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The state does not allow the school to expel students. The most they can do is suspend them for several days, DePalma said. School officials are waiting for the results of the police investigation before discipline the student for bringing the gun to school, he said. 

 “There is no good motive to bring a gun to a school,” DePalma said, noting that he’s pleased that the school’s safety protocol worked. 

UPDATE @ 5:23 p.m.

The Superintendent for the Education Service Center in Moraine said the school works with students with physical or behaviorial disabilities from grade 6 through students age 22.

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Frank DePalma said this morning students were getting off the bus when teachers heard them talking about a gun. The student’s backpack was confiscated and the gun was never brough in to the building.

DePalma said the school is waiting for the police investigation to determine discipline for the student with the gun.

The state does not allow ECS to expel students, only to suspend students for several days.

DePalma is pleased the school’s safety protocol worked Monday morning.

FIRST REPORT

A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine this morning, according to Moraine police.

The incident was reported around 8 a.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

Officers responded to the school on Kettering Boulevard after becoming aware of the incident, Sgt. Jon Spencer with the Moraine Police said.

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According to Spencer, the student was taken into custody and the weapon was recovered by staff members.

Police said the student was allegedly carrying the loaded weapon in his backpack when it was discovered.

A motive for why the weapon was brought to school is still under investigation, Spencer said.

Staff members were notified of the weapon, which prompted the investigation, Spencer said.

The student was transported to the juvenile detention center and could face charges of a CCW violation, illegal conveyance of a weapon and inducing panic, Spencer said.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   and WATCH issued for parts of region; hail, damaging winds possible

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:39 PM

More showers and storms are expected later this Monday in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Darke, Mercer counties until 5:45 p.m.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Wayne Co, IN, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby counties until 11 p.m.
  • Strong storms developing this evening
  • Heavy rain , hail and damaging winds the main threat
  • Isolated spin-up tornado possible 

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING:Partly cloudy, warm and muggy to start the evening, then scattered showers and storms are expected to develop. One or two storms could become intense with heavy rain, hail and strong winds. There is also a minor threat for an isolated spin-up tornado. Areas north of I-70 would be in the best position for the tornado threat as a warm front will be pushing north through the Miami Valley. Storms that form along or ahead of the front will likely be the strongest. It will be an evening to watch closely and how quickly the front moves. Once the sun sets and the front moves out of the area, the threat for severe weather will decrease. Storms are still possible until about 2am, then some lingering showers after that with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures this evening will fall through the 70s, then to a low in the middle 60s overnight.

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TUESDAY: Partly sunny, warm and muggy again with the chance of a few passing showers or storms, mainly during the peak heating of the day. Severe threat is low, but areas to the south and east of Dayton could see an isolated strong to severe storm with gusty winds and hail the main concern. Highs for the day climbing to around 80 degrees. A cold front will pass and high pressure settles in for the night. Skies will clear, humidity will drop and temperatures will fall into the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY: Finally a dry and comfortable day with a mixture of sun and clouds and a high in the upper 70s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and nice with highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY: A great way to finish the week with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Highs in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and a more humid. Chance of a few pop-up shower or storms into the afternoon. Highs in the middle 80s

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Man convicted in Xenia puppy abuse case back in jail, awaits sentencing

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 4:37 PM

After missing his sentencing hearing in April, the first person convicted under Goddard’s Law in Greene County is back in custody.

Matthew David Bolen, 24, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of violation of community control sanctions, according to jail records.

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Bolen failed to show up for his April 26 sentencing hearing after he pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with the prosecutor’s office. The charge was causing serious physical harm to a companion animal, a fifth-degree felony, according to Greene County court records.

Judge Stephen Wolaver had already issued an order for Bolen’s arrest in February for allegedly violating conditions of his bond release, according to court records.

Bolen’s case started in August 2017 when he was observed abusing a puppy in Xenia.

He is the first to be convicted in Greene County under Goddard’s Law, which increased the severity of hurting a companion animal from a misdemeanor to a felony.

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Bolen faces a maximum of 12 months in jail, but Judge Wolaver will have other sentencing options that are specific to Goddard’s Law, including a ban on owning a companion animal.

Bolen is being held on $15,000 bond. A new date for his sentencing hearing has not been set.

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Historical caboose vandalized in Xenia, costly repair bill expected

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Spray-painted graffiti scrawled on the side of the historical red caboose in Xenia will cost thousands of dollars to repair, said Ronald Goble, president of the Greene County Historical Society.

Spray-painted graffiti scrawled on the side of the historical red caboose in Xenia will cost thousands of dollars to repair, said Ronald Goble, president of the Greene County Historical Society.

The vintage, steel-sided, Baltimore & Ohio caboose in the city park at South Detroit Street and South Miami Avenue is on display to the public and can be opened for tours free-of-charge.

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The spray paint used on the train car “ate all the way through the protective coating and down into the base coat,” said Goble, who unlocks the caboose for tours by appointment or on busy days at the park.

“We’ll have to have a professional painter take a look at it,” he said. “It will have to be stripped, sanded and repainted.”

The cost will be significant. Ten years ago the caboose was painted at a cost of $5,000, paid for through a local foundation’s fundraising, Goble said. He said the historical society relies on volunteers and donations and doesn't have a reserve to cover such high costs.

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Goble said the caboose was also hit by vandals last spring, resulting approximately $4,000 of work to replace windows that were busted out. 

Xenia Police Detective Matt Miller is investigating the May 12 incident. Other businesses and organizations were reportedly struck the same weekend.

Similar graffiti was found on a wrecked semi-trailer that’s been parked at Moorman’s Towing for about two months, said Moorman’s Towing employee Ryan Arnett.

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“We just don’t see that kind of stuff around here,” Arnett said. “I remember about five years ago we had an issue. They caught those kids doing it. It’s only a matter of time before they catch these (vandals) too.”

If you can help in the investigation, call Det. Miller at (937) 376-7209.

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