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Richmond man killed in head-on crash south of city

Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 4:01 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 5:06 PM

A head-on collision Tuesday on Indiana 227 killed a Richmond man and sent a woman to the hospital.

David Bane, 54, was killed in the crash which happened at approximately 2:15 p.m. about a half-mile southeast of the split between U.S. 27 and Indiana 227, according to Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa.

Genny Cox, of Boston, Ind., was taken to Reid Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life threatening.

Cappa said witnesses and preliminary investigation indicates Bane's vehicle crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck the sport utility vehicle driven by Cox in the 2200 block of Boston Pike (Indiana 227).

Bane was pronounced dead at the scene.

The condition on Cox, who was extricated from the SUV, was not available.

Authorities temporarily closed the roadway for the investigation and cleanup.

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9 arrested after drug-related search warrant at Eaton home

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:34 PM

Top row: Steven Jones (L), Samantha Dillon (C), James E. Busteed (R).
Middle: Kara Straszheim (L), Brittany N. Betzner (C), Travis R. Hodapp (R)
Bottom: Martin J. Boomershine (L), Darrell Raymond Griffith (C), Nicole L. Sherer (R)
Top row: Steven Jones (L), Samantha Dillon (C), James E. Busteed (R). Middle: Kara Straszheim (L), Brittany N. Betzner (C), Travis R. Hodapp (R) Bottom: Martin J. Boomershine (L), Darrell Raymond Griffith (C), Nicole L. Sherer (R)

Nine people were arrested after police executed a drug-related search warrant at a Eaton home Friday morning, according to Eaton Police Chief Steven Hurd. 

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Eaton police and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office executed the search a the home in the 600 block of Aukerman Street around 8 a.m. Friday, Hurd confirmed to this news outlet. 

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Hurd said the house was known to police for drug activity and have made arrests there before for drug-related charges. 

Police arrested nine people on various charges and all were booked into the Preble County Jail: 

  • Brittany N. Betzner, 30, on a charge of possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Martin J. Boomershine, 44, on a charge of possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • James E. Busteed, 29, on charges of possession of drugs, and possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Samantha Dillon, 28, on charges of possession of a drug abuse instrument and obstructing official business 
  • Darrell Raymond Griffith, 73, on charges of permitting drug abuse and possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Travis R. Hodapp, 37, on charges of with possession of a drug abuse
  • Steven Chad Jones, 27, obstructing official business and a parole violation
  • Nicole L. Sherer, 35, possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Kara Straszheim, 27, charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument

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Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued statewide for northern Ohio man, 83

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old northern Ohio man who hasn't been seen since he left his residence Friday morning.

Sheldon Kamen was last seen about 10:30 a.m. when he was leaving his residence on Southhampton Drive in Aurora, Portage County. He hasn't been seen since, according to Aurora police. 

He suffers from Alzheimer's. He has gray hair, brown eyes, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. 

He is believed to be driving a black Toyota Rav4 bearing Ohio license tage GLZ 4994.

Sheldon Kamen is believed to be driving a vehicle similar to this one, Aurora (Ohio) police said Friday. (Courtesy/Aurora Police Dept.)

 

Police issued a photo similar to one Kamen is believed to be driving. 

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle.

You can also call the Aurora police, 330-562-8181, the Ohio Attorney General Missing Persons Unit, 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

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Police chief: Officer shoots, kills man who fatally stabbed woman

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:05 PM

Fairfield police and Ohio BCI on scene of stabbing and shooting on Friday, June 22, 2018.

UPDATE @ 10:40 a.m.: 

Two people, a man and a woman, are dead following a stabbing and officer-involved shooting in Fairfield, according to police. 

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Officers responded to the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive around 6 a.m. Friday after receiving a 911 call from a woman indicating she needed help, Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said. 

The first Fairfield officer on the scene, identified as Officer Bryan Carnes, a three-year veteran, found a man stabbing a woman inside the townhouse. 

In an attempt to stop the stabbing, Carnes fired two shots, striking the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Maynard said. 

The woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her stab wounds but later died from her injuries. 

“This is a very traumatic event (for) the officers ... this is a sad day,” Maynard said. 

UPDATE @ 9:20 a.m.: 

The Butler County Coroner’s Office has responded to the scene of a reported shooting and stabbing on Gelhot Drive in Fairfield. 

Additional details were not available. 

Our crew remains on the scene and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT:

Officers are on the scene of a shooting and stabbing that occurred in Fairfield Friday morning.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.

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Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Flash Flood Watch issued for some, isolated storms possible today 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:04 PM

Damaging winds and flooding the main threat.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some counties in the area until midnight. 

The watch is in effect for Auglaize, Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, and Shelby counties until midnight. 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Isolated strong to severe storms possible 
  • Flash Flood Watch for northern counties until midnight
  • More storms in the afternoon & evening

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY:Partly to mostly cloudy skies today, warm and humid with highs around 80 degrees. As an area of low pressure pushes closer to the Miami Valley, some afternoon showers and storms develop. Some isolated strong to severe storms are possible. Weather hazards included localized heavy rain and strong winds. Rainfall could lead to minor flooding. Cities and towns north of I-70 are under a Flash Flood Watch until midnight. Although the chances are very low, a brief spin-up can't be ruled out. Showers and storms will taper through the evening and overnight. Staying mild tonight with lows in the middle 60s.-

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night. 

SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry. 

>> County-by-County Weather 

MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine. 

TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s. 

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