Pregnant Woman Missing In Piqua

Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 8:16 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 8:56 AM

Police in Piqua are looking for a missing woman.

Nikki Forrest, 20, was pregnant when she was last seen on Sept, 25 in Piqua.

Her godmother went to the Piqua Police Department Tuesday to ask for the public's help. All she wants for Christmas is to finally hear that her Goddaughter is safe.

"Things got off on a bad foot that night," said Bobbi Schlater.

It was the night that Schlater can't stop reliving, the night she last saw Nikki Forest.

"She had a set of rules to live by in my house," said Schlater. Bobbi and Nikki got into an argument over those rules and the next morning, Nikki was gone. That was September 25, and as the days passed without any word from Nikki, Bobbi's sense of dread grew.

Bobbi Schlater said, "Her and I blab all the time on the telephone, text back and forth all the time."

The last text message from Nikki said, "I love you from M2B - mom to be." At the time, Forrest was four and a half months pregnant.

Bobbi said, "Nikki was very excited she was pregnant. She was a new mommy telling everyone, 'rub my belly."'

Forrest's pregnancy is considered high-risk because she had already had three miscarriages and needed shots twice daily to keep her unborn child. However, when she disappeared on Sept. 25, authorities said she left without her purse, license and medicine.

A few weeks later, someone walking on Eldean Road found a bag with all of Forrest's medicine inside.

Now, nearly two months later, police said they have run out of leads to find the young woman. That is why her Godmother is reaching out.

"Nikki, I just want to hear from you, know you're okay and the baby's okay," said Bobbi Schlater. "I don't know what to do sweetheart. I just want you to come home."

Anyone with information about Nikki Forrest can contact Piqua police at 778-2027.


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Prescription drug take back day opportunity for local residents

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:09 PM

drug take back day opportunity for residents
Eric Risberg/AP
drug take back day opportunity for residents(Eric Risberg/AP)

This Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the Dayton Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

This day gives residents the opportunity to help prevent drug abuse, theft, and accidental poisonings by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

On National Drug Take Back Day in October of 2017, Americans turned in more than 912,000 pounds of prescription drugs. 

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The drug drop-off is free and anonymous, no questions asked, but note that it is pills or patches only - liquids, needles, or sharps cannot be accepted. 

There will be five drop-off sites around the city of Dayton; 

**City of Dayton Safety Building - 335 W. Third St. 

**Central Patrol Operations Division - 248 Salem Ave. 

**East Patrol Operations Division North - 417 East Helena St. 

**East Patrol Operations Division South - 2721 Wayne Ave. 

**West Patrol Operations Division - 951 Washington St. 

If you are unable to bring in your used, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, the five Dayton sites will also have a drug drop-off box available for use Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more information or to find additional drop-off sites, go to

Got at tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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Father punches woman trying to kidnap his son, police say

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 5:14 PM

Woman Punched In Face By Father While Trying To Kidnap Son

Police in Tennessee say a father's quick actions stopped his 5-year-old son from being kidnapped Monday.

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A man called authorities Monday to report that a woman had grabbed his son and tried to run away from him.

The father punched the woman and got his child back, according to police.

Authorities identified the attempted kidnapper as Gina A. Ricard, 53. Officials said after the incident, she went to a nearby fire station and told them that she tried to stop a kidnapping.

According an arrest affidavit, Ricard was incoherent and said that she “believes God told her (to) help.”

She was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping.

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Woman believes she was victim of shooter who uses slingshot

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:33 PM

Woman believes she was victim of shooter who uses slingshot

Nicole Miller was driving through Dayton on US Route 35 East when she heard her window shatter. 

This past Friday afternoon, Miller was driving home with her son from downtown when she heard a loud and shattering noise. 

She pulled off of 35 to check her vehicle where she found her whole window to be shattered out and completely gone. 

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Miller thought she got hit or something fell on the car, but after filing a report with Dayton Police, she realized it could be a slingshot that fired a ball bearing at her vehicle. 

This is where the projectile struck Nicole Miller's minivan. (Mike Campbell/Staff)

According to NewsCenter 7's Mike Campbell, this isn't the first time an accident has happened like this on US Route 35 in Dayton. 

Back in February 2018, two similar incidents also occurred, totaling to at least four that have been reported. 

Anyone with information about these attacks using a suspected slingshot, please call Mike Campbell at NewsCenter 7.

Got at tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:44 PM

            Austin Landing’s developer plans to install a traffic signal at the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection separating Kohl’s and Kroger at the mixed-retail complex in Miami Twp. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
Austin Landing’s developer plans to install a traffic signal at the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection separating Kohl’s and Kroger at the mixed-retail complex in Miami Twp. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees.

The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance.

The traffic signal is planned for the Landing Way/Liverpool Lane intersection separating Kohl’s and Kroger just inside the eastern entrance to the mixed-use retail complex that’s home to about 2,500 jobs. The intersection now has a two-way stop sign for north and south traffic.

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It will be “the developer’s responsibility to install, maintain and operate the signal at their costs,” according to township records.

The signal was approved more than two years ago before VisCap Development took over management at Austin Landing. VisCap President Larry Dillin said earlier this year he intended to complete the project this year before a Buffalo Wild Wings opens next to Kohl’s.

Land is now being cleared for the new restaurant.

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The cost of the traffic signal work was estimated at $250,000 in 2015. At that time, the project called for the Ohio 741 entrance to have three turn lanes, two of which would be northbound, officials said. It would also increase the number of pedestrian crossings.


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