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Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 6:06 PM
ROSS TWP. — UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.
A truck driver had to be cut from the cab tonight after his semi overturned into a ditch on Ross-Millville Road.
The road is back open following the single-vehicle crash reported at 4:49 p.m.
Ross Twp. police said one of the truck’s rear wheels got caught on the berm, which pulled over the entire truck into the ditch. The driver, who is from Washington state, was trapped and was not extricated until 7 p.m.
The crash pulled down live power lines, so utility workers had to come and turn off power so rescuers could free the driver.
The driver was conscious and talking when he was freed and taken by AirCare to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His name, age and condition were not released.
Roads were clear at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.
A portion of Ross-Millville Road will be closed this evening for an undetermined amount of time after a crash involving a semi.
The crash, reported just before 5 p.m., happened on that stretch of U.S. 27 between Kirchling Road and Red Wing Court.
There was at least one injury, and the truck was the only vehicle involved, according to Butler County Sheriff’s dispatch. The trailer was empty.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 7:47 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
NOBILESVILLE, Ind. — Police took a middle school student into custody Friday morning on suspicion of firing shots at Indiana’s Noblesville West Middle School, leaving at least two people injured.
Update May 26, 1:04 p.m. EDT: The student who was shot on Friday has been identified as 13-year-old Ella Whistler, according to WTTV.
Her family released her photo and a statement, that she is “doing well” and remains in stable but critical condition.
In a statement to RTV6, the family thanked law enforcement but asked for privacy at this time.
“We’d like to thank everyone across the country who has prayed for our family today,” the statement read. “We’ve felt those prayers and appreciate all of them.”
Update 7:44 p.m. EDT: Jason Seaman, the teacher injured in the shooting, released a statement Friday evening:
“First of all, thank you to the first responders from Noblesville and Fishers for their immediate action and care. I want to let everyone know that I was injured (but) am doing great. To all the students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You are the reason I teach.”
Jason Seaman, the teacher injured in today’s school shooting in Noblesville— who is being hailed as a hero by his students— released a statement this evening: pic.twitter.com/YfCbeOIfxU— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) May 25, 2018
Update 2:50 p.m. EDT: The Indianapolis Star identified the teacher injured in Friday’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School as Jason Seaman. The newspaper reported he was shot three times while knocking the gun out of the hands of a middle school student who fired shots at the school.
Jason Seaman’s brother, Jeremy Seaman, told the newspaper that he was not surprised by reports of his brother’s actions. Students have told several news stations that his quick thinking saved an untold number of lives.
“He’s not really ever been the person to run away,” Jeremy Seaman told the Star. “When the safety of the kids is at hand, it’s not surprising to me that he was going to do what he had to do.”
Jeremy Seaman told the Star that his brother was undergoing surgery Friday.
Update 2:39 p.m. EDT: Noblesville police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference Friday afternoon that the student who opened fire at Noblesville West Middle School earlier in the day asked to be excused from class before returning with a pair of handguns.
Jowitt said the student was quickly taken into custody.
Update 2 p.m. EDT: A Noblesville West Middle School student told WXIN that a science teacher sprang into action Friday after a student opened fire at the school, knocking the gun from the shooter’s hand and likely saving lives.
The seventh-grade girl, who was not identified, told the news station that “this science teacher bravely swatted that gun away from the gunman’s hands, saving everyone else in that room.”
Another seventh-grader, Ethan Stonebraker, told The Associated Press that the shooter walked into his science class while students were taking a test.
"Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground," Stonebraker said. "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure."
It was not immediately clear if the teacher was the same one injured in Friday morning’s shooting.
Police said a juvenile and an adult teacher were injured when an unidentified male student opened fire at the school around 9 a.m. Another student also suffered an ankle fracture, according to officials with Riverview Health.
Update 11:43 a.m. EDT: Vice President Mike Pence thanked law enforcement officers and shared condolences after a shooting at a middle school in his home state, Indiana.
“Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana,” Pence wrote on Twitter Friday, referring to his wife, Karen Pence. “To everyone in the Noblesville community -- you are in our hearts and in our prayers.”
Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To everyone in the Noblesville community – you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 25, 2018
Update 11:28 a.m. EDT: Noblesville police Chief Kevin Jowitt confirmed that a teacher and a juvenile were injured Friday morning in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
Police did not identify either of the victims. They were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital, respectively, Jowitt said.
Officials with Riverview Health said earlier Friday that a second student was treated for an ankle fracture after the shooting.
Authorities had a suspect, identified as a male student, in custody Friday morning.
Jowitt said Noblesville West Middle School had been cleared by 11:30 a.m. However, he added that authorities also received reports of a threat made at Noblesville High School.
Police are investigating the report.
Update 11:18 a.m. EDT: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said he and other officials are monitoring the situation in Noblesville after at least two people were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on Friday.
Speaker Bosma, Pro Tem Long & I are monitoring the situation at Noblesville West MS on plane to Indy from Europe. @indstatepolice are working with local responders & will offer all assistance needed. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible situation.— Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) May 25, 2018
Authorities are expected to provide additional details about Friday’s shooting in a news conference later in the day.
Update 10:55 a.m. EDT: Chad Lancaster, whose eighth-grade daughter and sixth-grade son attend Noblesville West Middle School, told the Indianapolis Star that his daughter called her mother, his ex-wife, while hiding under a desk amid reports of an active shooter on campus.
He told the newspaper he has been unable to get in touch with his son.
“This is surreal," Lancaster told the Star. "This happens in high school, not here."
Officials with Riverview Health said one of the two people injured in Friday morning's shooting was taken to the hospital and transfered to Riley Hospital in stable condition. A second person, a student, was being treated for an ankle fracture.
There has been a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School w/ at least 1 injury. 1 patient came to Riverview Health and was transferred to Riley Hospital in stable condition.Another student is being treated for an ankle fracture. The parents of both students have been contacted.— Riverview Health (@RiverviewHosp) May 25, 2018
Officials told the Star earlier Friday that an adult was also injured in the shooting.
A suspect, who has not been identified, was in custody after the shooting.
Update 10:40 a.m. EDT: Indiana University Health officials told the Indianapolis Star that an adult and a teenager were injured in Friday’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
The two have not been identified. Indiana State Police said earlier Friday that they were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment of their injuries and that their families had been notified.
Update 10:20 a.m. EDT: Indiana State Police confirmed two people were taken to a hospital after authorities responded Friday morning to reports of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School.
There are two victims en route to Methodist from the Noblesville West Middle School Active Shooter— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) May 25, 2018
Those families have been notified
Suspect in custody
All students are being taken to the Noblesville High School, parents are asked to pick up there#NoblesvilleWest
Officials said a suspect was in custody after the shooting. Authorities were expected to provide additional details at a news conference later Friday.
Original report: Authorities confirmed around 9:40 a.m. that police had a suspect in custody after responding to a report of an active shooter situation at the middle school.
NFD and NPD are on scene of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School. Suspect is in custody. NPD will have more info when it’s available.— Noblesville Fire (@NoblesvilleFD) May 25, 2018
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:55 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1:15 PM
— Scattered thunderstorms develop into the afternoon with highs in the lower to middle 80s. Severe storms are not expected, but brief heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning are possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.
This evening/overnight: Storms will taper off this evening and become partly cloudy overnight with lows in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. Slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs in the upper 80s, but feeling like the lower 90s.
Memorial Day: Lots of sunshine, hot and humid again for Monday. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees.
Tuesday: Expect partly cloudy skies with muggy conditions and a high near 90 degrees.
Wednesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms developing. Highs will drop back into the middle 80s.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
DAYTON — The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.
Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.
The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.
He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.
Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
TROY — UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.
A bicyclist was fatally struck just before noon in Troy.
According to police, the man rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car.
Both directions in the 900 block of West Main Street, near Madison Street, were shut down while Troy police investigate the man’s death.
The Miami County coroner was called to the scene.
A pedestrian was struck and killed today in Troy.
The crash was reported just before noon in the 900 block of Main Street.
According to a witness, a man was struck by a vehicle and then thrown into the path of a second vehicle.
Miami County Sheriff’s Office dispatch confirmed the accident was a fatality.
We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report.