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Published: Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 1:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 5:27 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — A trial date has been set for a Fairfield teacher facing criminal charges for alleged sexual activity with a student.
Tyler Conrad, 26, of Victor Court in Hamilton, was indicted in November on two counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony; sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor; and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Conrad was in Butler County Common Pleas Court today, where Judge Keith Spaeth set May 1 as his trial date.
The alleged activity happened between Conrad and a 16-year-old female Fairfield High School student between Aug. 16 and Oct. 9, according to the indictment.
Conrad, who entered a not guilty plea, is a Badin High School graduate and attended the University of Cincinnati. He has no criminal history.
The investigation began when Fairfield police were contacted by Butler County Children Services about possible illegal activity between a Fairfield High School teacher and student. Police opened an investigation and advised school administrators of the allegations.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:36 AM
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — A Florida county commissioner was arrested Thursday on multiple prostitution-related charges after authorities said he housed and fed a couple in exchange for having sex with the man’s wife twice a week, The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, was arrested Thursday by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with one count of operating a location for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and two counts of purchasing services from a person engaged in prostitution, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The charges are second-degree misdemeanors for a first offense, and each has a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. Nicholson posted $3,000 bail, records show.
Florida law allows Gov. Rick Scott to suspend an elected official through an executive order, the Times reported.
"Governor Scott expects all elected officials to behave ethically and responsibility. Our office is aware of this and reviewing the details,’’ spokesman McKinley Lewis told the Times.
The charges followed an alleged domestic dispute in February between Kendel Surette, 33, and Valerie Surette, 30, who were living at Nicholson’s home in Spring Hill. Kendel Surette told deputies that Nicholson had housed and fed the couple for six months; in exchange, Surette said, Nicholson had sex with his wife on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to court records. Nicholson paid the Surettes $100 every Tuesday and $200 every Saturday, the Times reported.
Kendel Surette also told deputies that Nicholson allowed his wife to have sex with other clients on a mattress in the commissioner’s garage or in a car in the driveway, the Times reported.
Nicholson said in February that he met Valerie Surette at Icon Gentlemen’s Club, where she was a stripper. He denied having sex with the woman.
“She keeps me company,’’ he told the Times. “I’m just a nice guy, so they just took advantage of me.’’
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
Northstar Café is celebrating its 14th Earth Day today by giving away a free vegetable burger.
The restaurant’s signature burger is made with organic brown rice, black beans and beets.
“We know every decision we make affects the health of the community on a local and global scale,” the restaurant posted to its Liberty Center site. “That’s why we make conscious choices about everything from the takeout containers we use to the organic clothes we wear.
“Most importantly, it’s why we choose locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods, not only to protect the environment and to support producers whose values align with ours, but to serve the most wholesome and delicious food we possibly can.”
The restaurant’s burger isn’t the only earth-friendly item on Northstar’s menu. Other examples include its house-made granola, which is made with Ohio maple syrup, and its crisp pizzas that feature hand-made wheat and spelt crusts and fresh vegetables.
Northstar Cafe also offers an in-house bakery and fresh juice bar, coffee service featuring organic, direct-trade varieties, and a lineup of local beers.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m.:
The two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on northbound Interstate 75 Sunday morning is under investigation, according to police.
All three of the adult males involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with unknown conditions, according to Sgt. Cash of the Dayton Police Department.
One of the occupants involved was described as being in “pretty bad shape.”
It was not clear what exactly happened in the Sunday morning crash but the Crash Reconstruction Unit is attempting to piece it together, Cash said.
UPDATE @ 5:28 a.m.:
All of Interstate 75 is now open after a vehicle accident caused a nearly three hour shutdown.
UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:
The left two lanes at northbound Interstate 75 are open between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident shut the road down for nearly three hours.
The right lane remains closed.
Northbound Interstate 75 is closed between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. to the accident.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:
The fire that started at a duplex in the 200 block of Warren Street in Dayton is under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire that started in the rear of the two-story building Sunday morning, according to District Chief Brad Baldwin of the Dayton Fire Department.
Baldwin said the fire was well involved when crews arrived.
Flames blew out of the front and sides of the duplex when crews made entry to the front of the first floor, Baldwin said.
Firefighters tried to control the flames as the buildings on both sides of the duplex were evacuated, according to Baldwin.
It is not yet known what started the fire or if anyone was inside at the time.
Damage estimates were not yet known but the roof had caved in.
Firefighters are on scene of a working two-story duplex fire where flames were reportedly showing in Dayton.
Crews were dispatched around 6:20 a.m. to the 200 block of Warren Street.
Buckeye Street at Warren Street is closed.
We are hearing reports that adjacent buildings are being evacuated.