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Clark County deputy shooting of news photographer heads to grand jury

The investigation into a Clark County deputy shooting of a news photographer will be presented to a grand jury. The Ohio Attorney’s General’s office declined in an email to say when the case will be presented. “This matter is still pending a presentation to the grand jury,” AG’s spokeswoman Jill Del Greco said. “Because grand jury hearings are secret, we wouldn&rsquo...


Springfield man accused of selling drugs from home with 2 children

Springfield man accused of selling drugs from home with 2 children

Two people were arrested and charged with endangering children after deputies raided their Springfield home and allegedly recovered drugs and a loaded handgun. MORE: DeWine: Be wary of online love scams this Valentine’s Day RELATED: Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face during argument Earnest L. Foster...
Springfield woman allegedly assaults man for bashing Barack Obama

Springfield woman allegedly assaults man for bashing Barack Obama

A Springfield woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly assaulted a man she knows for bashing former President Barack Obama, according to a police report. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face during argument Carla J. Carter, 51, has been charged with domestic violence and assault, court records said. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday and...
Air conditioners, pipes stolen from Springfield church, restaurant

Air conditioners, pipes stolen from Springfield church, restaurant

Air conditioning units and copper pipe were reported stolen from both a church and a restaurant this week, according to police reports. Two free-standing 2-ton air conditioning units and copper pipe were reported stolen from the First Church of the Nazerene, 901 E. Home Road, between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday. An air conditioning unit was also reportedly stolen from Hickory Inn, 652 North...
Springfield drug rehab center set to open $2.3M location in March

Springfield drug rehab center set to open $2.3M location in March

One of Springfield’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers will open a new, $2.3 million facility in March after several delays. McKinley Hall will move to the larger, three-story building on Lexington Avenue. It will allow the nonprofit to be a “one-stop shop,” CEO Wendy Doolittle said. Its services currently are divided between four locations. RELATED: Drug crisis in...
I-70 chase in Clark County hit speeds of 150 mph

I-70 chase in Clark County hit speeds of 150 mph

A man is in the Clark County Jail after he allegedly took Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a chase that topped 150 mph on I-70 and ended in three vehicles crashing, including one that flipped over. Gavin Haynes, 38, faces 11 charges, including aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding, obstructing official business, escape and resisting arrest. He’s on...
Clark County deputies to honor fallen Westerville officers

Clark County deputies to honor fallen Westerville officers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to a fellow Ohio police agency following the deaths of two of their long-serving officers. Clark County will send deputies to the funerals on Friday of Westerville Officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, who lost their lives while responding to a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the city near Columbus on Feb. 10. A public visitation will be...
Defense: West Liberty school shooting suspect had depression, anxiety

Defense: West Liberty school shooting suspect had depression, anxiety

Ely Serna suffered from severe depression and anxiety when he allegedly opened fire at West Liberty-Salem High School last year, according to a psychologist and a psychiatrist who testified Tuesday during a hearing in the case. Serna, 18, the suspect in the Jan. 20, 2017, school shooting, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and other felonies. Serna has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity...
Greenon tables vote on suspending teacher accused of sex misconduct

Greenon tables vote on suspending teacher accused of sex misconduct

Update @ 8:45 p.m.: The Greenon Local School Board tabled a decision on whether to suspend an Indian Valley second-grade teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student after a 90-minute executive session Tuesday night. The situation involving Larry Yowler is tough, Greenon Board of Education President Dennis Henry said at the emergency meeting. “It’s a difficult issue to deal with...
DeWine: Be wary of online love scams this Valentine’s Day

DeWine: Be wary of online love scams this Valentine’s Day

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has urged residents to be wary of potential scammers while looking for love online this Valentine’s Day. “Sweetheart scams” — scams revolving around victims who have met con artists online through social media and dating websites — resulted in 40 Ohioans losing thousands of dollars in 2017, according to the attorney general’s office...
Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face during argument

Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face during argument

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly bit a woman’s face because she wouldn’t buy drugs, according to a police report. Antonio Leffel, 38, pleaded not guilty to both domestic violence and assault charges on Feb. 9 in Clark County Municipal Court. Bond was set at $2,000. Police were sent to the intersection of Madison Avenue and Olive Street after receiving multiple...
Women beat up Springfield store employee over Facebook post

Women beat up Springfield store employee over Facebook post

An employee at Family Dollar on North Limestone Street was assaulted after two women became upset that a video of them allegedly shoplifting earlier in the day had been posted on Facebook by the store’s manager, according to a police report. Springfield Police Division officers were called to the store about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The employee told police a group of women came into the store asking...
Springfield man robbed by six men at apartment complex, report says

Springfield man robbed by six men at apartment complex, report says

A Springfield man was robbed by six men with guns as he attempted to go to a friend’s apartment on Saturday evening, according to a police report. The man went to visit a friend’s apartment in the 900 block of Sunset Avenue at about 9 p.m., the report said. As he entered the apartment complex on Sunset Avenue, the man saw feet under the stair well and then three men hit him in the back...
Violent crime rates decline in Springfield in 2017

Violent crime rates decline in Springfield in 2017

Violent crime rates dropped in Springfield by more than 10 percent last year compared to 2016, a Springfield News-Sun review of police data shows. The violent crime rate is the sum of all reported murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults, the Springfield Police Uniform Crime Report says. The data shows violent crime has dropped more than 14 percent since spiking in 2013 and 2014. “I...
Slain Springfield teen’s family gets billboard to stop violence

Slain Springfield teen’s family gets billboard to stop violence

The Springfield mother of a 15-year-old shot and killed late last year wants to send a message to the community about stopping gun violence in the area. William Allen “B.J.” Beverly Jr. was shot about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Speedway gas station in the 1300 block of East Main Street. Officers found him inside, near the cashier’s counter according to a Springfield police...
ICYMI: 4 crime stories that broke in Clark County this week

ICYMI: 4 crime stories that broke in Clark County this week

Here are four crime stories that broke this week, as reported by the Springfield News-Sun. Man sentenced to six months for child sex assault now gets five years A Springfield man convicted of gross sexual imposition against a 3-year-old and sentenced to six months in jail had his sentence increased to five years. The man admitted to violating the terms of his probation and the judge in the case increased...
Springfield man’s 6-month sentence in child sex assault now 5 years

Springfield man’s 6-month sentence in child sex assault now 5 years

A Springfield man previously convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old and sentenced to six months in jail has now been sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation. Kenneth Sammons, 25, admitted to violating the terms of his release in the Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday. Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Picek said Sammons received the increased sentence because he failed...
Woman pleads guilty to overdosing in Springfield with child in car

Woman pleads guilty to overdosing in Springfield with child in car

A woman pleaded guilty after she was accused of overdosing with a child in the car, according to Clark County Municipal Court records. Samantha Carter, 30, of Lima, pleaded guilty recently to a charge of endangering children, according to court documents, and was sentenced to a suspended 180 days in jail and must receive counseling. Springfield police were called to a home on Imperial Boulevard in...
Ex-Logan County superintendent takes plea deal in child sex case

Ex-Logan County superintendent takes plea deal in child sex case

The former Indian Lake superintendent who faced 14 charges in connection with an alleged child rape accepted a plea deal Wednesday. Patrick O’Donnell, 52, entered an Alford plea to one count of gross sexual imposition. That means he didn’t admit to the crime but accepts its punishment. RELATED: Trial starts for Logan County superintendents in child rape case Heather O’Donnell, his...
Man indicted in connection with Springfield pharmacy robbery

Man indicted in connection with Springfield pharmacy robbery

An Indianapolis man has been indicted on additional charges in connection with the robbery of a Springfield pharmacy and the alleged tying up of store employees. Tyrez Boyd, 24, was indicted on eight counts of aggravated drug possession, aggravated drug trafficking and kidnapping. he previously was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery and six counts of kidnapping. RELATED: $500k bond set for...
Clark County receives $675K to improve domestic violence response

Clark County receives $675K to improve domestic violence response

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is one of six organizations to receive a $675,000 grant as part of a national initiative to strengthen law enforcement’s response to sexual and domestic violence. The competitive grant was awarded in January by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. RELATED: Springfield man accused of threatening to kill children’s mother In 2016...
Trial starts for Logan County superintendents in child rape case

Trial starts for Logan County superintendents in child rape case

The trial against two local superintendents charged in connection with child sexual abuse allegations started Tuesday. Patrick O’Donnell, former superintendent at Indian Lake Schools, and Heather O’Donnell, superintendent at the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, appeared in Logan County Common Pleas Court, where attorneys asked a room full of potential jurors questions in an...
Suspect in Springfield drug raid thrown out of court twice

Suspect in Springfield drug raid thrown out of court twice

A Springfield man faces multiple felony charges after deputies alleged they found more than 20 grams of drugs and $4,000 at his home during a raid Monday. MORE: New Carlisle man accused of striking, ordering dog to attack man Michael A. Hill, 32, has been charged with five counts each of drug possession and distribution of drugs and a single count of parole violation, according to court records. Hill...
New Carlisle man accused of striking, ordering dog to attack man

New Carlisle man accused of striking, ordering dog to attack man

A New Carlisle man is facing multiple charges after he was accused of striking two men and setting his dog on them during a fight last year. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of threatening to kill children’s mother Tyler J. Hughes, 1250 Frayne Drive, has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of criminal trespassing. Hughes pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court...
Hearing postponed for Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct

Hearing postponed for Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct

A hearing for a protection order request that alleges sexual misconduct against an Indian Valley teacher was continued. The request for the protection order filed in Clark County Common Pleas Court alleges second-grade teacher Larry Yowler touched a student’s private area and forced her to sit on his lap during reading time. READ MORE: Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct a 20-year district...
Clark County police to increase patrols during Super Bowl

Clark County police to increase patrols during Super Bowl

Sports fans in Clark County looking to enjoy Super Bowl LII on Sunday will see an increased police presence on the roadways as they travel to and from gatherings. According to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, additional deputies will be assigned to roads and highways in the county during Super Bowl weekend. Overtime funds were made available to the force thanks to a grant...
ICYMI: Top 4 crime stories that broke this week

ICYMI: Top 4 crime stories that broke this week

Here is a look back at the top four crime stories that broke this week, as reported by the Springfield News-Sun. Man punches inmate, causes injury A Springfield man being held in the Clark County Jail was charged with felonious assault after allegedly punching an inmate in the face and causing serious injury. According to a report, a dispute erupted when one of the men cut the other in line. »...
Springfield man accused of having 60 grams of drugs, fleeing deputies

Springfield man accused of having 60 grams of drugs, fleeing deputies

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after he was accused of running from Clark County deputies and allegedly was found with more than 60 grams of drugs and 260 Oxycodone pills in his possession. Che Coleman, 22, has been charged with four counts of drug trafficking, three counts of drug possession and one count of tampering with evidence. He pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court...
Springfield man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

Springfield man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

A Springfield man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Clark County Jail. Jimmarko L. Shepherd, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal conveyance of drugs into a government facility in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. His bond was set at $10,000. DETAILS: Springfield man in Tennessee plane crash in stable condition According to court records, officials at the Clark County...
Springfield man in Tennessee plane crash in stable condition

Springfield man in Tennessee plane crash in stable condition

A Springfield man injured in a plane crash that killed his wife was in stable condition Thursday. David Maxwell is currently recovering in a Tennessee hospital after his airplane was found crashed in Scott County, Tenn., Scott County Sheriff’s Office Chief Detective Randy Lewallen said. Maxwell’s wife, Vicki Maxwell, died in the crash. MORE COVERAGE: Woman killed after plane destined for...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter gets prison in cadet sex assaults

Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter gets prison in cadet sex assaults

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison on allegations that he sexually assaulted minors in the department’s cadet program. Jonathan S. Monroe, 24, of Springfield pleaded guilty last month to felony counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, two counts of sexual battery and prostitution. He had faced a life sentence prior to accepting a plea deal, after...
Organizers ‘overwhelmed’ by support for Clark County deputy

Organizers ‘overwhelmed’ by support for Clark County deputy

Organizers for a fundraiser held to benefit an ill Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy said they have been overwhelmed by the community’s support. The Chad Eubanks Benefit Dinner and Auction took place at Reid Elementary School in Springfield on Jan. 27. Nearly 500 people showed interest in the event on the fundraiser’s Facebook page, but Christopher Clark, one of the event&rsquo...
Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct a 20-year district employee

Greenon teacher accused of sex misconduct a 20-year district employee

An Indian Valley teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student younger than 10 years old had been teaching in the district for almost 20 years. Larry Yowler, a second-grade teacher at the school, has been accused of sexually assaulting a student, according to a protection order request filed in Clark County Common Pleas Court. He is currently on paid leave while the district investigates and...
New Carlisle man accused of filming 11-year-old girl showering

New Carlisle man accused of filming 11-year-old girl showering

A New Carlisle man was indicted this week on charges accusing him of setting up a camera to film an 11-year-old girl showering. Dalton Konat, 24, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor, illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and endangering children. He’s expected to be arraigned on the new charges in Clark County Common Pleas...
Springfield man accused of punching jail inmate, breaking bone

Springfield man accused of punching jail inmate, breaking bone

An inmate in the Clark County Jail has been accused of assaulting another inmate and leaving him with possible vision damage. Kevin A. Bowshier, 39, of Springfield, has been charged with felonious assault in the Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and his bond was set at $15,000. According to court records, an inmate was standing in line in the Clark County Jail waiting...
Clark County sheriff’s $15.2 M budget calls for more deputies, new guns

Clark County sheriff’s $15.2 M budget calls for more deputies, new guns

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office plans to hire more deputies this year to combat low staffing and the drug crisis, including four detectives. Clark County commissioners approved a total $170 million budget last week, including a $43 million general fund. The sheriff’s office budget is about $15.2 million, the largest item in the county’s general fund. At this time, Clark County...
Springfield police need help to solve 2 shootings

Springfield police need help to solve 2 shootings

The Springfield Police Division is asking public for help after two shootings over the weekend. Three people, two men and a teenage girl were shot Friday night. The first shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near Kroger on South Limestone Street, Springfield Police Division Lt. Jeffrey Meyer said. The victim, 21-year-old, Eric Webster, received life-threatening injuries, after an argument, according...
Springfield man indicted, accused of attempted murder in shooting

Springfield man indicted, accused of attempted murder in shooting

A Clark County grand jury has indicted a Springfield man on an attempted murder charge in connection with a 2016 shooting on Race Street. Dantez Craigmiles, 33, also was indicted Monday on a charge of aggravated burglary. He will be arraigned in Clark County Common Pleas Court later this week. RELATED: Springfield man accused of attempted murder allegedly gave fake name About 11...
Springfield woman accused of driving drunk with baby, 3 children

Springfield woman accused of driving drunk with baby, 3 children

A Springfield woman was arrested and ordered into court after authorities alleged she drove while intoxicated and crashed with a baby and three children in her vehicle. Ashley L. Waldron, 24, of 1940 Primm Dr., pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday to charges that include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, having an open container and four counts of child endangering. READ...
ICYMI: Top 5 crime stories that broke this week

ICYMI: Top 5 crime stories that broke this week

Here is a look back at the top five crime stories that broke this week, as reported by the Springfield News-Sun. Man found shot outside grocery store in Springfield Springfield police officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside the Kroger on South Limestone Street after responding to a call about gunshots being heard late Friday evening. According to officials, one man was found on...
Indian Valley teacher on leave amid sex allegations: 3 things to know

Indian Valley teacher on leave amid sex allegations: 3 things to know

A Greenon Local Schools employee has been placed on paid leave following accusations of child sexual misconduct. Here is three things to know about the ongoing investigation. 1. Teacher accused of fondling Larry Yowler, an Indian Valley Intermediate School teacher, has been accused of fondling a student and making her sit on his lap, according to a protection order requested in the Clark County Common...
Corn from silo collapse moved, New Carlisle road still shut for safety

Corn from silo collapse moved, New Carlisle road still shut for safety

Crews are still cleaning up after a grain bin collapsed earlier this week, closing down a busy state route in New Carlisle. A section of Ohio 571 was closed after 10,000 tons of corn from the fallen silo at Miami Valley Feed & Grain & Drive-Thru near Scarff Road covered the road, knocked down power lines, crushed buildings and scattered metal debris. The silo was 43-years-old. Most of the corn was...
Student allegedly brings gun to Northwestern HS: 3 things to know

Student allegedly brings gun to Northwestern HS: 3 things to know

A student at Northwestern High School allegedly brought a loaded gun to the school on Wednesday morning, according to police reports. Here is what we know now about it. German Twp. police were already at the school Wednesday as part of their agreement with the Northwestern School District when a student reported to staff they believed a gun might be in the building, according to reports. Lt. Russell...
Home of Springfield gay rights activist defaced with slur

Home of Springfield gay rights activist defaced with slur

A local gay right’s advocate’s home was defaced with an anti-gay slur just days before city commissioners are scheduled to vote on whether to change their anti-discrimination laws. The victim, Bradley Minerd, found the offensive word Monday written on the front door of his Springfield home. RELATED:Springfield to vote on adding sexual orientation to discrimination law “I came out...
Fake green cards probe leads to felony corruption charges

Fake green cards probe leads to felony corruption charges

Two men are facing felony charges as investigators with the ACE Task Force in Greene County said the men sold fake United States identification cards and Social Security numbers to a confidential informant. Camilo Panso, 40, and Brayan Blanco, 37, are due to be arraigned today in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom. The pair have been held in the Greene County Jail on $100,000 bond each since...
Convicted Miami County murderer pleads guilty to sex counts

Convicted Miami County murderer pleads guilty to sex counts

TROY — A Piqua man convicted in a 1981 murder in Miami County pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to 14 charges of sexual battery and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Harry J. Walker Jr., 56, was returned to the county from state prison, where he was taken on a parole violation after the allegations in the new cases. Walker was indicted in the fall on seven counts of sexual...
Donald Smith found guilty in 2013 rape, murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle

Donald Smith found guilty in 2013 rape, murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle

Jurors took just minutes to find Donald Smith, 61, guilty Wednesday of abducting, raping and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle after luring her away from her family at a Florida Walmart in 2013. Jurors found Smith guilty of murder, kidnapping and sexual battery 14 minutes after the case was sent to jurors. Cherish was abducted from a Walmart in 2013 after Smith persuaded her mother that he would...
Community shows support for all-state football player accused of robbery

Community shows support for all-state football player accused of robbery

A pastor is among those rallying behind a Springfield all-state football player who is one of seven teens charged in connection to a robbery at a Huber Heights AT&T store. “Our community has been devastated by the incident and our job is to show support,” said the Rev. Paul Mitchell of Revival Center Ministries International in Dayton, who said he is is pastor and friend to 18-year-old...
‘Remorse and grief:’ Riverside parents bury stillborn in yard, police say

‘Remorse and grief:’ Riverside parents bury stillborn in yard, police say

The parents of Addalynn Marie George told Riverside police they buried the child in the backyard in December after she was stillborn at home, Maj. Adam Colon said Tuesday. Authorities exhumed the Addalynn’s remains Sunday after an anonymous tip to Kettering police prompted the department to alert Riverside police about the possibility of an infant buried in the 4500 block of Richland Avenue...
Buried baby in Riverside: Big questions remain after body discovered

Buried baby in Riverside: Big questions remain after body discovered

Riverside police are investigating how a baby girl born in December ended up buried in a residential backyard. Addalynn Marie George, born Dec. 21, 2017, was found dead Sunday night behind a home in the 4500 block of Richland Avenue, according to Riverside police records and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.  This news organization is seeking answers to five questions about...
UPDATE: Riverside police, coroner identify buried baby

UPDATE: Riverside police, coroner identify buried baby

Riverside Police are investigating the death of a female infant the agency found buried in a yard, Major Adam Colon told the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. Addalynn Marie George, born Dec. 21, 2017, was found dead Sunday evening, according to Riverside police records and the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. There are no suspects in custody and the investigation is ongoing, Colon said. The case is...
Man shot 11 times, killed while checking flat tires

Man shot 11 times, killed while checking flat tires

Atlanta police are searching for the person who shot a father 11 times, killing the man in front of his girlfriend as he checked two flat tires over the weekend. Justin Edwards, 34, of Decatur, was shot late Saturday as he and his girlfriend headed home after dinner, according to WSBTV. When officers got to the scene in the 600 block of Memorial Drive in southeast Atlanta about 11:20 p.m., they...
Ohio woman sells sex with her daughters for drug money

Ohio woman sells sex with her daughters for drug money

An Ohio woman admitted she let a man sexually assault her daughters in exchange for money to feed her drug habit. The 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday in Allen County in western Ohio multiple charges, including complicity to attempted rape, compelling prostitution, child pornography and trafficking, the Lima News reported. Her daughters were 12 and 15 when they were sexually assaulted over...
Dangerous trend: More youth joining gangs, carrying guns

Dangerous trend: More youth joining gangs, carrying guns

The seven youths charged with wearing masks and robbing a Huber Heights AT&T store while carrying guns are affiliated with two local juvenile gangs, officials say — the latest indication of an uptick in crime by young members of armed gangs. “We’re on a downhill (slide) right now. It’s getting bad,” said Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detective Brian Shiverdecker...
Detective: Teen gangs more volatile, violent

Detective: Teen gangs more volatile, violent

Seven teens accused of robbing a Huber Heights cell phone store with guns in broad daylight is the latest example of juvenile gangs committing increasingly brazen crimes, a local sheriff’s investigator says. “It’s getting bad,” said Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detective Brian Shiverdecker, who has tracked area youth gangs since 2009. “Juveniles are getting...
Cleveland area hospitals warned about woman police say could try to abduct baby

Cleveland area hospitals warned about woman police say could try to abduct baby

Hospitals in the Cleveland area are being warned about a woman who police say is trying to abduct a baby and has lied about being a cancer patient. Police posted fliers with pictures of Dawn Marie Brown, warning hospital staff and new parents that the woman may attempt to take a baby from an area hospital.  Brown, who is married to an ex-Cleveland police officer, is also being investigated for...
Defense seeks new venue for Carlisle cheerleader in buried baby case

Defense seeks new venue for Carlisle cheerleader in buried baby case

Attorneys for a Carlisle teen accused of killing her infant and then burning and burying the body in the backyard of her home filed a motion to have her trial moved from Warren County. The judge provided a strongly worded response. Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, is charged with aggravated murder and several other felonies. Prosecutors say the cheerleader gave birth to a baby girl on May 6 or 7, caused...
Fake IDs in Springfield lead to arrest, huge Bitcoin seizure

Fake IDs in Springfield lead to arrest, huge Bitcoin seizure

Fake IDs seized at a bar in Springfield nearly three years ago led to a multi-year investigation, the recent arrest of a Toledo man and the seizure of millions in bitcoin cryptocurrency, the Toledo Blade reports. The investigation launched by the Ohio Department of Public Safety in October 2015 led to the arrest earlier this week of 34-year-old Mark A. Simon, who was charged Thursday in U.S....
Snowy car break-in caught on camera in Springfield

Snowy car break-in caught on camera in Springfield

A car break-in thief took his time stealing from an unlocked black Chevrolet Impala parked in front of a home. This happened early Wednesday in Springfield when snow was pelting the area. It was all caught on camera. “This guy walked up the street, casually walked up the street, and went directly to my car, opened the driver’s door, ransacked what little articles were in it,” Roger...
New details on arrest of former NFL player, local coach

New details on arrest of former NFL player, local coach

Court and police records obtained by this news organization provide more details about what happened on Statehouse Court in Sugarcreek Twp. the night former NFL player and current Centerville High School football coach P.K. Sam II was arrested. The records obtained from Xenia Municipal Court allege that the 34-year-old ex-wide receiver broke into his own home after returning from a night in downtown...
The next decisions in the case of an Oxford taxi service driver accused of sexual assault will come in March

The next decisions in the case of an Oxford taxi service driver accused of sexual assault will come in March

An Oxford man accused of sexually assaulting two Miami University students in his vehicle that serves as taxi service was back in court Thursday for a brief hearing W. Sherman Jackson II, the owner and operator of Sherman’s Safe Ride, is charged with three counts of rape and three counts of sexual battery involving two women. He pleaded not guilty of all charges and is free on bond. FIRST REPORT...
Dayton startup company working to curb hacking of medical devices

Dayton startup company working to curb hacking of medical devices

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.: Hannah Hays of Dayton has been in the hospital before, but she never realized the devices used to treat her could have been hacked.  "It's very scary, especially because being in the hospital is a very vulnerable time for someone," said Hays.  Dayton startup MediTechSafe is working to stop the growing danger of medical device hacking.  There were more...
Springfield man accused of using knife to rob gas station

Springfield man accused of using knife to rob gas station

A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a gas station with a knife earlier this week. MORE: Springfield man gave false name, arrested on multiple warrants Anthony D. Marshall, 38, pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $20,000. Springfield Police Division officers were called to the Speedway gas station...
Social media threats made against judge in Huber robbery case

Social media threats made against judge in Huber robbery case

Some law enforcement agencies have been made aware of social media threats made against Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi. Facebook posts referencing last week’s initial appearance of six teens allegedly involved in a Huber Heights cell phone store armed robbery appeared to try to intimidate the judge handling the case. “If I ever see him I’m beating the (expletive)...
Suspect charged in drunken-driving crash that killed Colts' Edwin Jackson

Suspect charged in drunken-driving crash that killed Colts' Edwin Jackson

A man suspected of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver in a drunken-driving crash over the weekend was formally charged Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Manuel Orrego-Savala -- a 37-year-old Guatemalan man who was living illegally in Indiana, according to police -- was charged with four felony counts in connection with the crash that killed Edwin Jackson...
Springfield man gave false name, arrested on multiple warrants

Springfield man gave false name, arrested on multiple warrants

A Springfield man was arrested on several outstanding warrants earlier this week after he allegedly gave officers a fake name during a traffic stop. MORE: Suspect in Springfield drug raid thrown out of court twice Brian T. Thomas, 30, pleaded not guilty to falsification charges in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Bond was set at $1,000. Thomas was pulled over on Feb. 2 by Clark County...
Hearing for Hamilton teacher accused of sex crime with student continued

Hearing for Hamilton teacher accused of sex crime with student continued

A Hamilton High School teacher and coach charged with sex crimes involving a student was scheduled to be back in Butler County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, but the hearing was rescheduled. Hilary Dattilo, 30, a teacher and volleyball coach, was charged in January with sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. Hal...
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