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Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 3:52 AM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 10:34 AM
URBANA — UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m. (Nov. 6)
Funeral arrangements are set for an Urbana 15-year-old who was killed in a car accident on Friday night.
Visitation for Sara Hess, a sophomore volleyball player at Graham High School, will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school and a prayer service will follow.
A funeral will take place Friday at Westville Methodist Church. A time hasn’t been announced and Graham Local Schools will be closed that day “to provide respectful observance for our school community,” Superintendent Kirk Koennecke said.
A community gathered to mourn the loss of an Urbana teen killed Friday night in a car crash.
Hundreds of people showed up to Graham High School in Champaign County for a candlelight vigil to remember 15-year-old Sara Hess.
The sophomore died after another car rear-ended the one she was riding in on Ohio 235 near Roswell.
Those in attendance lit candles, prayed, and stood together in silence, remembering the good times with Hess.
“She tripped and fell and giggled, and made everyone laugh, we all had good times”, said vigil attendee Ally Collette.
Family, friends, teachers, and the entire student body are still in disbelief over the loss of a teen many described as being very involved and busy.
“Very actively involved, bright young lady, volleyball player, band member”, said Kirk Koennecke, Graham Local Schools superintendent.
The driver of the vehicle Hess was in and fellow Graham student, 17-year-old Gabe Wier, was also on the minds of the huge crowd at the vigil.
Wier is listed in serious, but stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital. At least one of the two people in the vehicle that rear-ended the teen’s car is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital as well.
Taking the time to remember their friend’s life, Hess’ classmates say the chance to be with one another helps to try and get through this difficult weekend.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 12:21 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @12:19 p.m.
The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up.
Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.
He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.
PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show
“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”
At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.
“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.
The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.
Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show.
UPDATE @11:50 a.m.
Flying acts will begin soon.
Watch live coverage of the acts here.
Look at that sky as Sean Tucker in his Oracle Challenger III gets the crowd excited for the feature @DaytonAirShow beginning in 20 minutes. @daytondailynews @WHIORadio @whiotv pic.twitter.com/apiqGFSa08— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
HARRISON TWP. — The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.
Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center. The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds.
Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.
“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.
They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week.
“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.
According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 8:14 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM
CINCINNATI — UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m.:
The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled.
A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man.
Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199.
Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket.
Marques is 5’10’’, 150 pounds, has gray/brown hair, hazel eyes and suffers from dementia.
Police have reason to believe he may be in Indiana.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM
Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton this morning.
The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.