Suspect identified in Bowersville, Greene County, shooting

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 9:02 PM
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 11:07 PM

Suspect taken into custody in Bowersville shooting

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m. (Oct. 2):

Deputies have identified the suspect in Friday’s shooting in Bowersville.

Bruce Taylor is booked into the Greene County Jail on a felonious assault charge, according to records.

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UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Sept. 29) : One man is in custody stemming from the shooting in Bowersville tonight in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street, Greene County sheriff's Sgt. Beth Prall said. 

The victim, a male in his 30s, was in surgery late tonight at Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is not known, Prall said. 

The man taken into custody is being questioned, she said. She said she was not prepared to comment on whether the men know each other.

Prall said investigators worked two crime scenes because they learned the shooting occurred at one location and the victim was able to move to a second location.

Steve Thompson said he was at the Marathon gas station, Xenia and Maysville streets, when he heard "about six" gunshots and someone yelling for help. 

Thompson said he asked another Marathon patron to go inside and call 9-1-1. He said he ran to the victim. 

"I ended up taking my shirt off, to keep him [the victim] from bleeding out," Thompson said, and held his shirt on the wound until police arrived. 

Thompson said he doesn't know the victim's name, only that he lives in the village.

UPDATE @ 9:27 p.m.: 

We're hearing from Greene County sheriff's dispatch there are at least two crime scenes, both in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street. 

The victim has been taken to a hospital. The victim’s condition is not known.

UPDATE @ 9:08 p.m.: 

CareFlight has been dispatched to the Bowersville shooting in Greene County. 

We're hearing now the victim may have been shot in the abdomen and not in the head as previously reported. 

The victim's condition is not known.


Greene County sheriff's deputies and a medic unit have been dispatched to Bowersville, south of Jamestown, on a report of a shooting.

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The incident at a residence in the 5700 block of West Xenia Street was reported about 8:43 p.m. 

We're hearing that someone may have been shot in the head. 

We have a crew on the way. Stay with for breaking news. 

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Truck lands on its side after crash in Clayton

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

A truck reportedly landed on its side after an accident involving another vehicle in Clayton Sunday.

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Emergency crews were dispatched to the 6300 block of Garber Road around 3:15 p.m. to a report of a two-vehicle crash.

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It appeared a white pick-up truck and a black Pontiac Sedan collided, but it’s unclear why.

Clayton police are on scene but are not providing information currently.

It’s not known if anyone was injured.

We are working to learn more on this accident and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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Flyer, the baby bald eagle, dies less than a week after first flight in Dayton

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 2:55 PM

Flyer, the baby bald eagle who just took her first flight Tuesday, has died.

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Jim Weller, founder of Eastwood Eagle watchers, confirmed with us that the 87-day-old eagle was struck by a delivery truck while attempting to cross Interstate 75 in Dayton Sunday morning.

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She flew across the highway from the north riverbank area and attempted to land but missed her perch. Weller said this is common for eagles at this age. She then flew back across the highway to the north riverbank area but she was too low, and was struck by a delivery truck.

A member of the Eastwood Eagle Watchers had witnessed the accident. 

Weller said she flew outside of Carillon Historical Park for the first time Saturday.

According to Weller, 50 percent of eagles do not survive their first year. A lot goes against them, he said, such as electrical wires, automobile traffic, and planes.

Flyer had a wingspan of six feet and hatched in April, said Weller.

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Her remains were recovered and taken to the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs. She will then be transported to Colorado Springs, Colorado to a federal eagle repository by federal law, Weller said.

Flyer’s father, Orv, and mother, Willa, were still active in her life. Orv had caught her a fish to eat and Willa was perched nearby Saturday.

Weller said her father and mother will spend about one to two weeks searching for her. 

Bald eagles were absent from Dayton for 70 years until a pair appeared near Eastwood Metro Park in 2008.

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Over 2 million views and a shout-out from Lady Antebellum. Middletown Police lip sync challenge video is dominating the Internet

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

A screen shot from the video the Middletown Police Department created as part of a national lip sync challenge among law enforcement.
A screen shot from the video the Middletown Police Department created as part of a national lip sync challenge among law enforcement.(MIDDLETOWN DIVISION OF POLICE/FACEBOOK)

Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to a video his department created as part of a national lip sync challenge among police departments.

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Since its posting at noon Wednesday, the video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.

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“Incredible,” Muterspaw told the Journal-News this morning.

Since its posting at noon Wednesday, Middletown Police Department’s lip sync challenge video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.(MIDDLETOWN DIVISION OF POLICE/FACEBOOK)

The video also attracted the attention of country music group Lady Antebellum, whose song “Need You Now” is lip synced by Middletown Police.

The group tweeted the video was “amazing.”

The Middletown Police Department's lip sync challenge video features the song "Need You Now" by country music group Lady Antebellum.

Muterspaw said it took about one hour to shoot the video, and while some officers were reluctant at first, he said everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.

He said it’s important to show police officers are human.

“If we brought out some smiles, then we did our job,” Muterspaw said.

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In the video, officers are seen craving doughnuts, and once the empty boxes in the office are replenished, stuffing their faces with doughnuts.

Muterspaw said police officers truly “love” their doughnuts.

“We always have them in the break room,” he said.

Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge.(MIDDLETOWN DIVISION OF POLICE/FACEBOOK)

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One dead after vehicle crash in Clinton Co.

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 3:32 PM

One person has died after a vehicle crash in Wilmington Sunday, OSP Wilmington Post Sgt. Jeremy Grillot confirmed.

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Crews were dispatched to Airborne Road, about one-half mile east of State Route 134 around 10:30 a.m.

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Initial scanner traffic indicated that there were people ejected and entrapped, but that has not been confirmed.

It’s not clear how many vehicles were involved or what caused the crash.

We are working to learn how many people were injured and the extent of those injuries.

Officials are still investigating.

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