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Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 10:26 AM
A West Carrollton police officer who oversees a community outreach program has been named that department’s 2017 employee of the year.
Bobbie Selmon is a coordinator for the Police Explorers. The program lets young adults to learn about law enforcement by working closely with officers to better understanding their role.
Under Selmon, a West Carrollton police officer since 2014, the program has grown from three to 14 active members, according to the city.
“She has had such a positive impact on the young men and women in that program, many of whom view her as a role model,” West Carrollton Police Chief Doug Woodard said.
Woodard said she also works with a number of other community outreach programs – including National Night Out – and led the department in offense reports taken for in 2017.
She was also among the leaders in recording crash reports, traffic citations, criminal charges and arrests, according to the city.
Selmon “is very thorough when it comes to investigating different cases,” Woodard said.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:09 AM
CONCORD TWP., Miami County — UPDATE @4 a.m. (June 22):
A father and son were arrested hours apart from the same home in Miami County Thursday.
The father, retired Troy firefighter Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and booked into the jail at 2 p.m. on suspicion of rape, online jail records show.
His son, 24-year-old Aaron Jacob Covault, was arrested around 6:40 p.m., also in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy.
Aaron Covault was upset over the arrest of his father and fired a gun, officials said.
UPDATE @ 12:40 a.m. (June 22):
A 24-year-old man is facing weapons charges after he is accused of firing a gun Thursday evening in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy.
Aaron Jacob Covault was arrested around 6:40 p.m. and booked just before 10 p.m. in the the Miami County Jail on suspicion of having weapons while under disability for a previous conviction and for having weapons while intoxicated, online jail records show.
Hours earlier, another man with the same last name was arrested from the same home.
Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and booked into the jail at 2 p.m. on suspicion of rape, online jail records show.
The relationship between the men is not clear. Both men are awaiting arraignment.
A man accused of firing his gun Thursday evening was taken to the Miami County Jail.
Deputies were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to a report of a shot fired in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
There were no report of injuries, but County Road 25A was briefly blocked at Lytle Road.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:07 AM
— A 1-year-old Washington state boy battling a rare genetic skin disorder is bathed twice a week in bleach to deter infections, USA Today reported.
Alicia Barber of Chattaroy gave birth to Jamison Stam in May 2017. The boy was born with harlequin ichthyosis, a recessive inherited disorder. Jamison is covered with plates of thick skin that crack and split apart, according to the First Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types.
Harlequin ichthyosis affects about one in 500,000 people, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
Jamison was given no chance to live.
"I was severely depressed," Barber told USA Today, "I didn’t go to see him. The state felt like I couldn’t provide proper care for him at that time."
Jamison was in foster care for five months late last year. Barber went to counseling and said she decided to be "the mom Jamison needed me to be" and take over the boy’s day-to-day care. As a mother to a 7-year-old and stepmother to a 6-year-old boy, Barber knew it would be a full-time job.
Jamison's doctors recommended a bleach bath to prevent infections, but they are painful. Barber gives the child morphine to ease the pain, but worries that it affects his already slow breathing, USA Today reported.
"Some days I wake up and I think how am I going to get through another day," Barber told USA Today. "That small voice says ‘Alicia we are going to do this.’ … God is carrying me the most."
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM
MIAMI TWP., Greene County — A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.
Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.
Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.
“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.
The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off.
SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night.
SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry.
MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine.
TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s.