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Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:03 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A Miamisburg man police believe was shot Thursday evening in Middletown was later located at a Dayton area hospital, but investigators say he is not cooperating with police.
Middletown police officers were called to the 600 block of Louis Place at about 5:10 p.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting.
They were told by witnesses that a man was shot as he approached a vehicle parked in the cul-de-sac.
Men possibly connected to Middletown mom’s death in custody
“He was seen limping into the woods,” Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve said.
The man that police believe was shot turned up at a Dayton area hospital about an hour later, he said.
Daniel Johnson, 32, of Miamisburg, was located at Sycamore Medical Center in Miami Twp. at about 7:55 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the upper thigh.
“But he is being less than cooperative,” Reeve said.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:12 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A former Middletown police chief has died.
Russell Dwyer, who served as police chief from 1975-87, died Monday night. He was 80.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin St. Burial in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 31, 1938 to Lillian and Lawrence Dwyer in Warren County, Ohio, Dwyer graduated from Franklin High School, attended Miami University, and was later awarded the Bishop Medal and a graduate of the FBI Dignitary Protection Academy.
Dwyer retired after 27 years of service from the City of Middletown/Division of Police where he served as police chief for 13 years. He was involved with many organizations and held various positions within the Middletown community; secretary/treasurer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police; secretary/treasurer for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police; founder of the Narcotics Division for the City of Middletown; founder of Safety Town; founding committee for the All American Weekend; member of the Chamber of Commerce; member of the Rotary Club; director of safety at Bob’s Truck Service; director of safety and vice president for Excel Trucking; news director for WPFB radio; and a member of the Madison Athletic Boosters.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia Dwyer; children Anthony Dwyer (Molly), Robert Dwyer, Dennis Cox (Kathy) and Dana Stephens (Matt); sisters Norma Baird and Crystal Harsha (Ron); brothers Roger Dwyer (Kathy), Ralph Dwyer (Joyce) and Paul Dwyer (Marty); eight grandchildren, Russell Dwyer, Anthony Dwyer, Dylan Dwyer, Brandon Dwyer, Ashley Cox, Allison Cox, Alex Cornele and Lucas Cornele; four great grandchildren, and a very special caregiver, Mariah Smith.
Middletown police department’s Facebook page read: “With sad hearts we inform you that former Police Chief Russell Dwyer passed away last night. He was the Chief from 1975 -1987 and served the City of Middletown for over 30 years. MPD’s thoughts are with his family today.”
Rodney Muterspaw, Middletown’s police chief, said he met Dwyer after he had left the department. Every time, Muterspaw said, Dwyer took “a real interest” in his career.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:05 PM
— TROY - A Troy man pleaded not guilty Tuesday, April 24, to two felony counts of assault of a corrections officer.
Marion Cotterman, 45, is accused of causing or attempting to cause physical harm to two officers in the Miami County Jail in Troy on March 14.
The pleas were heard by Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt, who set bail at $5,000 cash or surety.
Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 5:40 PM
— You probably already figured that Google keeps track of your web searches, but did you know that the Internet giant may be storing recordings of your voice?
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 5:46 PM
Children who grew up in the 1970s and 80s watching Saturday-morning television invariaby saw and can probably recite Dorough’s “Conjunction Junction,” one of the best-known Grammar Rock cartoons, or maybe “Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Abverbs Here.”
Dorough died Monday from natural causes at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, according to The Associated Press. He was 94 years old.
Bob Dorough, the musical keystone of "Schoolhouse Rock!", died Monday afternoon at the age of 94. https://t.co/n5OWBKkLrM— NPR (@NPR) April 24, 2018
Dorough was the artist behind the “Multiplication Rock” math series, creating all the lyrics and music for the series, which was part of ABC’s educational “Schoolhouse Rock” series, according to USA Today.
He also wrote the song, “Devil May Care,” which jazz legend Miles Davis recorded, according to Dorough’s biography.
Dorough was born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, where he “immediately fell in love with music upon joining the Planview Texas High School Band,” his biography said.
He gained musical experience after serving in the Special Services Army Band Unit from 1943-1945, playing multiple instruments, including the saxophone, clarinet and piano.
Dorough, a 1949 graduate of the University of North Texas, studied composition and piano and went on to perform in jazz clubs in Los Angeles and Paris, but it was a commission in 1971 to “set the multiplication tables to music” that led to his most well-known gig. Dorough became the musical director for “Schoolhouse Rock,” and entertained and instructed unsuspecting children from 1973 until 1985.
Bob Dorough (1923-2018) "Schoolhouse Rock" singer/songwriter.— Sony Movie Channel (@SonyMovieCh) April 24, 2018
He wrote and/or performed "Conjunction Junction," "3 Is A Magic Number," "The Shot Heard Round the World," Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" + many others in the educational series.https://t.co/T3WNxZ1EAG
In 1995, Dorough signed on with jazz label Blue Note Records and recorded three albums for the label.
Dorough’s funeral is scheduled for Monday in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania.