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2 men facing charges for West Carrollton schools lockdown incident

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 3:52 PM

The lockdown at 2 West Carrollton schools has since been lifted.

UPDATE @ 3:50 p.m. (March 7): 

Two men are facing charges in connection to lockdowns at two West Carrollton school buildings Tuesday. 

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Simon Carroll, 18, and Isaiah Conner, 20, remain booked in the Montgomery County Jail Wednesday on several charges. 

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Carroll is being held on suspicion of tampering with evidence and inducing panic, according to West Carrollton police. 

Conner is facing charges of tampering with evidence, inducing panic, and obstructing official business. 

One of the suspects posted a video on social media that appeared to show a gun on the property of West Carrollton High School, police said. Investigators released a description to surrounding police jurisdictions of the suspect vehicle the two were possibly in, leading  to a traffic stop and arrests and Moraine. 

Simon Carroll (L) and Isaiah Connor (R) Contributed Photos/Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 3:33 p.m. (March 6):

Police said the lockdowns at two West Carrollton school buildings were prompted by a posting on social media.

Police declined to release the specifics of the social media post or its potential connection to the school.

UPDATE @ 2:28 p.m. (March 6):

Police are questioning a person, who they believe may have been responsible for the situation that prompted a lockdown at two West Carrollton schools buildings, police said.

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Officers detained the person during a traffic stop in the area of Dryden Road and Main Street in Moraine, according to investigators.

Police were made aware of a potentially violent situation that was not directed specifically at the schools impacted, but could have involved the schools, and followed standard protocol to ensure the schools were safe, according to police. That included putting the high school and Harold Schnell Elementary on lockdown.

Police said the students are safe and the situation has been contained.

INITIAL REPORT:

Two West Carrollton City Schools buildings were placed on lockdown today at the recommendation of police, according to a school officials.

School officials said West Carrollton High School and Harold Schnell Elementary were on lockdown at 1:30 p.m.

Police said they are still working the case, but said students are safe.

We’re working to learn from police and district officials what may have led to the lockdown.

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Flash Flood Watch issued for some, isolated storms possible today 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

Damaging winds and flooding the main threat.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some counties in the area until midnight. 

The watch is in effect for Auglaize, Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, and Shelby counties until midnight. 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Mild for the weekend 
  • Isolated flooding and damaging winds possible
  • Few showers and storms into the evening

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING:Partly sunny with a few passing showers or storms into the early evening. Some isolated storms may become intense with locally heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Severe threat is low, but the potential exists that a couple of storms may produce damaging winds. Storms will weaken and taper of into the night. Clouds linger with temperatures falling into the middle 60s late.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

TOMORROW:  Mostly cloudy, mild and still a little muggy with the chance of a few passing showers or isolated storm. A little bit of a breezy afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s. Some breaks in the clouds Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower. Most of the area will remain dry with highs in the lower 80s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm for Monday. Temperatures rise into the lower 80s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer for Tuesday. Highs in the middle 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies with showers and a few storms developing. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s.

 

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BODY CAM: Police, fire rescue trash truck driver after he hit Xenia nursing home

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:22 PM

Xenia Trash Truck Body Cam

UPDATE @ 12:22 p.m. (June 22):

Body camera footage obtained through a public records request shows police and fire personnel rushing to help a trash truck driver for Rumpke who crashed into a Xenia nursing home.

Timothy Plemons, 58, of Dayton, suffered injuries not believed to be life threatening, according to a crash report.

PHOTOS: Trash truck crashes into front of nursing home

No citations have been issued in the crash, according to the report.

The report shows that Plemons was driving northwest on a private driveway when he drove of the left side of the road.  Plemons then drove off the right side of the road before he hit a tree and the building, the report shows.

Xenia police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. (June 21): The Rumpke trash truck has been pulled from the building it crashed into this morning. 

PHOTOS: Trash truck crashes into front of nursing home

The office the Rumpke trash truck hit was the home administrator's office, Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said. The nursing home administrator was in the front of the building and was not injured. 

"We've had some of these issues before [a car hit the treasurer's office on Main Street some time ago]... I wasn't expecting to see a trash truck actually inside our building," he said. 

This is the damage done to the Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Xenia when a Rumpke trash truck crashed into it Thursday morning. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)

Huddleson said, "by the grace of God, the folks that were in those offices were out in the field or out in other places in the building." 

He noted it's hard to imagine that anyone who would have been in the building could have escaped. 

There are about 50 residents in the building, but the entire wing where the truck hit is all administrative/maintenance offices.

There was some ancillary flooding in the damaged portion of the building, because of the sprinkler system that activated. Otherwise, he said, it's business as usual at the nursing home.

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m.: 

A building support will have to be installed at the Greenwood Manor nursing home before the Rumpke trash truck lodged inside a wing of offices can be pulled out, Greene County building inspectors said.

No employees were in the wing when the truck crashed into the home, 711 Dayton Xenia Road, about 8:45 a.m. 

A Rumpke official said the company and police are continuing to investigate the incident. 

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The trash truck driver was taken to Greene Memorial Hospital, where he was to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, Xenia police said. 

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Marshall Gorby/Staff

FIRST REPORT

A trash truck has crashed into a nursing home on Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Thursday morning. 

Fire crews were initially dispatched to the Greenwood Manor,  711 Dayton Xenia Road, around 8:45 a.m. on reports of a fire alarm from the building. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff

While crews were still responding, dispatchers said a trash truck had crashed into the building. 

Initial reports indicate one person was injured in the crash and the wing where the crash occurred has been evacuated. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Clayton Police need your help identifying break-in suspect

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:08 PM

The Clayton Police Department is investigating a break-in at Marlyn Jewelers in the 8000 block of North Main Street.

The break-in occurred Friday morning at 2:10 a.m. A dark colored, four-door sedan can be seen backing up to the front of the store and three subjects exiting.

The three subjects eventually gained entry into the business and stole property.

If you recognize these individuals please contact Detective Shawn Schutte at 937-836-3500 ext 119. 

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Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued statewide for northern Ohio man, 83

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old northern Ohio man who hasn't been seen since he left his residence Friday morning.

Sheldon Kamen was last seen about 10:30 a.m. when he was leaving his residence on Southhampton Drive in Aurora, Portage County. He hasn't been seen since, according to Aurora police. 

He suffers from Alzheimer's. He has gray hair, brown eyes, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. 

He is believed to be driving a black Toyota Rav4 bearing Ohio license tage GLZ 4994.

Sheldon Kamen is believed to be driving a vehicle similar to this one, Aurora (Ohio) police said Friday. (Courtesy/Aurora Police Dept.)

 

Police issued a photo similar to one Kamen is believed to be driving. 

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle.

You can also call the Aurora police, 330-562-8181, the Ohio Attorney General Missing Persons Unit, 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

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