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Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.
A semi driver suffered minor injuries in a four-vehicle crash this afternoon on U.S. 68.
The semi was headed north on U.S. 68 when a car turned left in front of it. The semi clipped the car and went off the roadway, and then that car’s driver sped from the scene, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.
A sport-utility vehicle and car were traveling south behind the at-fault car, and they were involved in a rear-end collision, deputies said.
The semi driver was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, and no one else was hurt.
UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m.
U.S. 68 is closed in both directions between Dallas Road and Hickory Grove Road.
Three vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer were involved in a crash in the 4000 block of U.S. 68 near Urbana, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash was reported around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
We are working to learn more.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:46 PM
— The apparent suicide of beloved veterinarian Dr. Charles Scott Hosket has shocked the Greene County community.
Hosket was found dead Thursday morning in his office at his home business, Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, north of Yellow Springs. He was 65.
Greene County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said on Thursday the death appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot.
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Hosket was known to be generous in caring for animals even when customers couldn’t pay, according to friends and family who have contacted the Dayton Daily News.
Brenda Champ, who said Hosket was her veterinarian for many years, said she continued to use him for all of her animal care needs even after moving from Springfield to Columbus six years ago.
“I would drive every month to his office because I wouldn’t change vets for nothing,” Champ said. “Scott was all out for your pet never the money. If someone needed to work out a payment arrangement, he was always willing to work with you.”
Champ said she remembers when Hosket’s office was closed for remodeling and she had a sick dog. She called him and he said “bring her right in.”
“You could call him any time, he would always answer his phone after hours,” she said.
The news came as a shock to those who arrived for appointments at his office on Thursday, only to find Greene County sheriff’s cruisers in the driveway, deputies actively investigating the incident.
“I mean, this is so devastating. It’s hard to even talk about it,” said Pamela Davis. “We’ve lost a precious soul in the community.”
Kathy McConehea, of Yellow Springs, extended her sympathies to the Hosket family.
“All we can do is lean on each other and be supportive of them,” McConehea said.
A recent study by the American Veterinary Medical Association suggests veterinarians have bouts of mental stress and depression at a higher rate than the general population.
The study, published on the AVMA website in March 2015, is based on answers to a survey of more than 10,000 practicing veterinarians.
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The study concluded that “more than one in six (veterinarians) might have contemplated suicide since graduation.”
“Results … show that they are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders, experience bouts of depression, and have suicidal thoughts compared with the U.S. adult population,” according to the AVMA.
The study further indicated that about 14 percent of male veterinarians, and 19 percent of female vets, have considered suicide since graduation, three times the U.S. national mean, according to the AVMA.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:35 AM
RIVERSIDE — A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified.
Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today.
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Witnesses said she was driving erratically, “being aggressive and making hand gestures” just before she was involved in a head-on collision on southbound Harshman Road near Airway Road and Woodman Drive at about 3:45 p.m., Riverside police Sgt. Dave Crigler said.
Witnesses said the woman appeared to be driving erratically on Harshman, headed toward Airway, when she sideswiped a school bus, then hit a second vehicle as she continued on.
She drove left of center as she approached the intersection at Airway Road, striking another vehicle head-on, the sergeant said.
Three other people were injured in the accident that involved as many as eight vehicles, he said, and they have been taken to different hospitals.
There were no children on the school bus, Crigler said.
“We don’t exactly know what the hand gestures were,” the sergeant said.
Zeke Bowling, whose girlfriend was driving one of the vehicles struck in the incident, said she was taken to a hospital and his daughter and son were also in the girlfriend’s vehicle.
Bowling characterized the fatality was the result of a road rage incident.
Crigler said he could not confirm whether the fatality was the result of road rage.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:59 AM
DAYTON — A two-vehicle accident at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street early Wednesday is believed to be the result of a road-rage incident, Dayton police officers said.
The accident was dispatched about 11:53 p.m. with a vehicle reportedly on its top.
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Police tell us their preliminary investigation reveals that a gold Saturn began pursuing a red Ford on I-75, near Stanley Avenue. The pursuit continued into Dayton, where the Saturn hit a blue car and ended up on its top at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street after that collision.
Police did speak with the driver of the red car and let that person go.
They told us they cited the driver of the Saturn for reckless operation. Officers said they believe the Saturn was pursuing the Ford as part of some kind of argument.
No one was injured, police said.