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Wreckage of World War II carrier USS Lexington found in Coral Sea

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 1:54 AM

Wreckage of USS Lexington found in Pacific deep

Wreckage from the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Coral Sea in World War II, has been discovered off the Australian coast.

A team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, made the announcement Monday.

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According to CNN, the wreckage was found in the Coral Sea by the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.

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The aircraft carrier, dubbed the “Lady Lex,” was lost in May 1942, along with 216 crew members and 35 aircraft,  during what historians consider the first carrier battle in history. More than 2,000 crew members were rescued.

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Vandalia’s Air Show parade steps off

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM

The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host a parade on Friday for the Air Show. CONTRIBUTED.
The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host a parade on Friday for the Air Show. CONTRIBUTED.

This is the 40th year for the Air Show parade, and it’s only had to be cancelled twice, with last year being the second time--according to Dan Schweitzer, Parade Chair.

To make sure the weather is going to be in good shape for the parade, Schweitzer checks the radar. If it’s going to rain, the parade is still on, but if it’s going to thunderstorm, then the parade gets called off.

Many people set up chairs outside to see this parade. “These chairs have been there for a couple of days now,” said Schweitzer. “We have like 30 volunteers, and over 70 units in the parade. We got bands, we got drum cores, we got the shrine in the parade. So everyone needs to come out and see us.”

On Friday, the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host an Air Show parade in honor of this year’s Dayton Vectren Air Show at the Dayton International Airport.

The parade will close a portion of National Road and Dixie Drive from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

MORE: Insider’s guide to the Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know before you go

Event organizers had planned for Vandalia Police Chief Douglas Knight to be the grand marshal for the parade, but Knight died this spring, just weeks after announcing he planned to retire this summer.

Instead, members of the Knight family will will step in as the honorary grand marshals.

MORE: Hungry at the Air Show? Check out these Vandalia-area restaurants

The parade route is James Bohanan Drive at National Road, to Dixie Drive and National Road. Then it continues to North on Dixie Drive to Inverness Drive, according to Hopkins.

For more information about the parade contact Hopkins at (937) 898-5891.

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Report: Gunman demands drugs from Rite Aid in Harrison Twp.

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:17 PM

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An armed suspect demanded drugs and threatened employees tonight during a robbery at a Rite Aid pharmacy.

The robbery was reported around 7 p.m. at the business, 4328 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp.

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According to scanner traffic, the suspect threatened: “give me the drugs or I’ll kill you.”

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched, and we have a crew on the way.

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Georgia man admits he had 50 pounds of hydroponic pot in Piqua traffic stop

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:02 PM

Kasheem Hill
Kasheem Hill

A Georgia man who troopers said had 50 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in his vehicle when stopped on Interstate 75 north of Piqua in January pleaded guilty Friday to felony drug possession.

Kasheem Hill, 26, of Marietta, Ga., was arrested following the stop on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

A patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle after responding to the scene and a probable cause search uncovered the hydroponic pot being carried in duffel bags and a large plastic bag, troopers said. 

Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in either a bath or a flow of oxygenated, nutrient-enriched water.

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Hill waived a grand jury hearing of allegations against him and pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge in Miami County Common Pleas Court. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled Aug. 10.

Hill was released from the Miami County Jail on a recognizance bond pending sentencing.

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Retired Troy firefighter, and now a co-defendant, accused in rape case

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Retired Troy firefighter arrested for rape, son arrested hours later

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (June 22): A retired Troy firefighter and a co-defendant remain in jail on a rape charge, while the former firefighter's son also remains in jail on a weapons charge. 

Jeffrey Paul Covault, 48, had his bond set at $200,000 cash on a single count of rape. His plea of not guilty was taken this morning. 

Thomas Perkins Jr., 54, identified as a co-defendant in the rape case, had his bond set at $200,000 as well. According to authorities, Perkins worked for Jeffrey Paul Covault's lawn care business. 

Aaron Jacob Covault, 24, had his bond set at $22,000 cash during his court appearance via video in Miami County Municipal Court. 

He is detained in the Miami County Jail on charges of weapon possession as a felon (a felony) and weapons possession while intoxicated (a misdemeanor).

Aaron Jacob Covault, left, and Jeffrey Paul Covault

The elder Covault and Perkins are accused of engaging in sexual conduct with an intoxicated 21-year-old woman on March 2, in the parking lot of The Vault, on North County Road 25A, county Prosecutor Tony Kendell said. According to the indictment, the victim was impaired because of a mental or physical condition and the alleged perpetrators had cause of know of that impairment.

Common Pleas Judge Christopher Gee issued a “no contact order” for the elder Covault and Perkins, meaning they are to have no contact with the alleged victim or with each other.

The elder Covault worked as a Troy firefighter/paramedic from May 1996 until he retired April 1, according to city personnel records.

A criminal records check shows he has been convicted for operating a vehicle under the influence in 2011 and for disorderly conduct in 2012.

The father and son were arrested hours apart Thursday from the same home, a residence in the 700 block of County Road 25A, north of Troy.

Aaron Jacob Covault, was arrested at the same address hours after his father was taken into custody. Police said the younger Covault was upset over the arrest of his father and discharged a gun.

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There were no report of injuries.

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