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Woman indicted for making threats on social media

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 4:49 PM

A Xenia woman was indicted Tuesday on six felony counts related to threats she is accused of making toward Dayton area residents.

Jillian Sticka, 39, was indicted on six counts of menacing by stalking, according to a grand jury indictment.

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The Greene County Prosecutor's Office said Sticka was making threats or intimidating at least two different victims on Twitter.

Jail records show Sticka was arrested on Feb. 2 and her bond is set at $200,000.

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Trash truck crashes into nursing home in Xenia

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Trash truck strikes nursing home in Xenia

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m.:

The driver of a Rumpke trash truck was transported to an area hospital after crashing into the Greenewood Manor nursing home in Xenia Thursday morning. 

The driver is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, Xenia police said. 

No one inside the nursing home was injured. 


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

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

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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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Showers, storms could bring heavy downpours & gusty winds

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

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  • Few showers and storms this morning
  • More showers and storms this afternoon/evening
  • Strong storms possible Friday

>> 5-Day Forecast


TODAY: More showers and storms are likely at times today. There will be breaks for some dry time, but periodically through the day we will have showers and storms move through, including the evening commute home. 

“Heavy downpours and gusty winds will be our biggest concern, but overall the severe threat is not very high”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

Highs today will be in the upper 70s.

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TONIGHT: The chance for a few lingering showers or storms continues overnight. Temperatures drop into the middle to upper 60s.

FRIDAY: More showers and storms, some of which could be strong to severe, are likely, especially later in the afternoon into the evening hours. Highs peak near 80 degrees.

>> County-by-County Weather 

SATURDAY: A few lingering showers are expected, especially for the first part of the day. We should dry out later in the day with highs reaching the upper 70s. 

SUNDAY: A mainly dry day with a stray shower or storm possible. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies for the day with temperatures approaching the mid-80s. 

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Woman killed in Dayton double shooting identified; 1 arrested on murder charge

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:19 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

Shooting on Norman Avenue in Dayton

UPDATE @ 8:25 a.m.:

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting on East Norman Avenue as Barbara A. Goubeaux, 41, of Dayton. 

A man arrested at the same address of a fatal double shooting in Dayton has been booked into jail on a preliminary charge of murder, jail records indicate. 

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Willie James Henry Jr., 43, was arrested at the same address on East Norman Avenue in Dayton around 5:30 a.m., according to jail records. He is facing preliminary charges of murder and felonious assault. 

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Police said a woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Willie James Henry Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)


One person has died and another is at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting on Norman Avenue early Thursday morning.

Officials say the two victims, only described as a male and female in their 40s, were found with gunshot wounds in the 30 block of Norman Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

The female victim was pronounced dead on scene, while the male was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There is a suspect in custody that detectives are questioning, according to police. 

A neighbor who called 911 reported the male victim was shot first. The female victim went inside, and the neighbor heard an additional shot.

The neighbor said the suspect was sitting on the porch with a gun. Police confirmed the suspect had been walking around the area with a gun. The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody without incident.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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80-year-old Washington Twp. man still a kid at Carillon’s Rail Fest

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

            Washington Twp. resident George Vergamini helps put on the Carillon Park Rail Festival, which is June 23-24 this year.
Washington Twp. resident George Vergamini helps put on the Carillon Park Rail Festival, which is June 23-24 this year.(CONTRIBUTED)

Each June, the sounds of trains and family fun emanate from Carillon Park’s Rail Festival.

The two-day event, which is being held this year Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, has always had much appreciated help from its biggest fan — Washington Twp. resident George Vergamini.

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Vergamini, 80, said he feels like a kid when attending the event, which features miniature train rides, live steam engines, model train displays, historical displays, train merchandise and rail vendors.

He explained that his loves for trains can be traced back to his roots as a kid growing up in upstate New York.

“We had a railroad that ran right behind our house,” he said. “I just loved hearing them and watching them go by. I guess I am still a kid at heart when I get a chance to see all of this again at the Rail Fest.”

There were more than 7,000 attendees at last year’s Rail Fest, according to Vergamini, who says he feels it will be even bigger this year, the event’s 13th anniversary. He received his start at the very first one, and he has not forgotten the experience.

“”It is growing every year,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it this year, and I like that all of family members can come out and enjoy themselves.”

He added that people still want to see vintage trains like the 1898 H.K. Porter Locomotive and the B&O No. 1, John Quincy Adams (the oldest existing American-built locomotive), or a Barney & Smith wooden parlor car.

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“Rail Fest shows that there are so many people that enjoy looking at all of the great things about railroad history,” he said. “Railroads are going strong, and their history is fun to look at.”

Leo DeLuca, media coordinator for Dayton History, said Vergamini “has been a valuable asset to Rail Fest.”

Vergamini said the event itself is valuable to the area and is unique.

“Nobody in the area does a festival like this,” he said. “Rail Fest is something special that everybody should try to attend and they will come away impressed by what they see and experience.”

The event is an effort of the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society, an independent, all-volunteer, group dedicated to the preservation and education of the rail and steam heritage of the Miami Valley

In cooperation with Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park Museum and to support the museum’s education mission, the group has built and operates the 1/8th scale Carillon Park Railroad as a working, interactive exhibit..

The 13th Annual Carillon Park Rail Festival is pulling back into the station June 23-24


Free miniature train rides.

Live steam engines.

Model train displays from tiny N-track cars to elaborate G-gauge garden models.

Historical displays.

Rail vendors.

Unique railroad merchandise.

Acclaimed Dayton-born musician Adam Remnant on banjo and guitar.

The Carillon Concert Band: An ensemble of students from approximately over 20 area high schools, with roots dating back to the 1945 creation of the NCR band.


Adults (18-59): $8

Seniors: (60+): $7

Children (3-17): $5

Children Under 3: FREE

Dayton History Members: FREE

Hours of Event

Saturday, June 23, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rail Festival is set against the backdrop of Carillon Historical Park’s transportation collection and picturesque 65-acre campus

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