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Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 10:41 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 11:27 PM
DREXEL, Montgomery County — UPDATE @ 11:20 p.m.: A man shot at the Shell station in Drexel was involved in an altercation and wounded by someone who fired a weapon through the window of a vehicle, Trotwood police said.
That's the preliminary finding from the incident at the business on West Third Street that landed the victim, believed to be in his 30s, to Miami Valley Hospital.
Police said the victim may have been pumping gas when he was approached by another man and an altercation ensued. The shooting is believed to have occurred during that tussle.
Police dispatched to the address found pieces of automobile glass that may have come from the vehicle in the shooting.
Police investigators were at the hospital, waiting to speak with the victim.
Trotwood police are investigating a person's claim of being shot and wounded at the Shell station in the 6100 block of West Third Street in Drexel.
According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, Miami Valley Hospital officials notified police about 8:50 p.m. that a person walked into the hospital claiming to have been shot.
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When the shooting is believed to have occurred is not certain and there is no information about the gender of the person.
The vehicle the person was in has been seized at the hospital by police, according to regional dispatch.
We are working to learn more about this incident. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:20 AM
MIAMI TWP. — UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (April 22)
The driver of a white pickup truck that struck a Miami Twp. officer is suspected of driving while impaired, said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Traffic is moving on the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, and is expected to be totally reopened within the next hour.
UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m.
The Miami Twp. police officer who was struck by a pickup truck while outside his cruiser tonight most likely will be staying the night at Kettering Medical Center, police said.
A police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”
Southbound I-75 remains shut down at Ohio 725, and the backup at one point extended to the Dryden Road exit in Moraine.
It is unclear how much longer the highway will remain closed, or when one lane will be opened to traffic, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
A Miami Twp. police officer was struck by a truck tonight while outside of his cruiser at a crash scene.
All southbound I-75 lanes are shut down just before the Ohio 725 exit.
The officer, whose name and condition was not immediately available, was taken from the scene to Kettering Medical Center.
There was a series of three crashes tonight on the highway, the last involving the officer, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center:
At 9:20 p.m., a red sedan hit a pole, then at 9:22 p.m. a blue Subaru Forester crashed in the same area of near the Ohio 725 exit.
At 9:29 p.m. the officer who responded to the first crashes was struck by an early 1990s Chevrolet truck, gray or silver. Troopers were with the truck at the 44 mile marker.
All three crashes remain under investigation.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
— Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop to near 40 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some.
Sunday: We’ll see a little bit more sunshine, but once again passing clouds and filtered sun is expected. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Monday: A dry start is expected, but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and the evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out, but you’ll want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:02 PM
MIAMISBURG — At Miamisburg High School, the national pastime also is an opportunity to honor America’s heroes.
The varsity baseball team on Saturday held its annual Veteran Appreciation Game, this time when they played Bellbrook High School.
Both teams started by shaking the hands of veterans across different generations, followed by a 21-gun, salute, then a rendition of taps.
“It’s just a way for us to honor people that don’t normally get enough credit,” said Miamisburg head coach Steve Kurtz.
After the national anthem, professional skydivers from Team Fastrax brought down the ball for the first pitch, thrown by a Gold Star father, Paul Zanowick.
“It was an honor I think our son was smiling down,” he said.
He and his wife, Nanette, lost their son, Marine Cpl. Paul “Rocky” Zanowick II, almost seven years ago in Afghanistan.
“I’m very touched and very proud of this community and what we do for the veterans and they honored our son today to make it extra special,” Nanette Zanowick said.
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“Not everywhere in the country is there so much care and concern for the military, but it is here,” Paul Zanowick said.
Veterans are the real winners of the game, with proceeds from T-shirt sales benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Kurtz said he’s glad to support the veteran community.
“It’s good to see that they smile and they know that we do care and we are extremely grateful for what they’ve done for us,” he said.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
DAYTON — Five Rivers MetroParks held its 31st annual Adopt-a-Park cleanup event Saturday in honor of Earth Day.
Volunteers of all ages helped remove trash, plant trees, repair trails, and prepare flower beds at more than 2 dozen sites.
Volunteers received a free lunch at Riverscape and a T-shirt for their efforts.
"We see families, individuals, church groups, students and children participate in Adopt-a-Park,” said Kevin Kepler, volunteer services manager for Five Rivers.
“The community really comes out in full force, which is great because all this important work couldn't be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers. It's the perfect occasion to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Daytonians,” Kepler said.
Last year, more than 1,800 volunteers removed 65,000 pounds of trash, 32 miles of river ways were cleaned and more than 15 acres of invasive plants were removed, according to a press release.
"I think the success of this event reflects the community's support of MetroParks' mission to protect the region's natural heritage," said Kepler.
Adopt-a-Park is sponsored by Vectren and Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.