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Nick Blizzard

NICK BLIZZARD covers Miamisburg, Miami Twp., Moraine and West Carrollton. He’s reported on area suburbs for more than a decade.

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Ohio State’s Meyer decision looms: 5 Buckeye State coaches who’ve lost jobs
 The Ohio State University is expected this week to announce its decision about football coach Urban Meyer’s future. Meyer, whose team won a national championship in 2015, has been on administrative leave since Aug. 1 for his actions regarding a former assistant coach he fired earlier. The panel investigating Meyer’s actions involving...

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The Ohio State University is expected this week to announce its decision about football coach Urban Meyer’s future. Meyer, whose team won a national championship in 2015, has been on administrative leave since Aug. 1 for his actions regarding a former assistant coach he fired earlier. The panel investigating Meyer’s actions involving...
Proposed trash, RV and pool fines could top $1,000 in Miami Twp.
 A resident leaving trash containers on their curb more than three straight days may, by this fall, have to pay Miami Twp. $100. Three future such acts could cost them a combined $1,750 more, including $1,000 for the fourth incident and any additional violations. Those are the penalties spelled out in a proposal to tighten standards for homes...

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A resident leaving trash containers on their curb more than three straight days may, by this fall, have to pay Miami Twp. $100. Three future such acts could cost them a combined $1,750 more, including $1,000 for the fourth incident and any additional violations. Those are the penalties spelled out in a proposal to tighten standards for homes...
NEW INFO: New development in case of ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted of sex with student
 A former Miamisburg teacher is dropping her appeal of a jury’s conviction that she had sex in her classroom with an eighth-grader. The attorney for Jessica Langford has filed “her voluntary dismissal” of the appeal submitted in June, just weeks after she was sentenced to a year to the Ohio Reformatory for Women, court records...

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A former Miamisburg teacher is dropping her appeal of a jury’s conviction that she had sex in her classroom with an eighth-grader. The attorney for Jessica Langford has filed “her voluntary dismissal” of the appeal submitted in June, just weeks after she was sentenced to a year to the Ohio Reformatory for Women, court records...
FAA approves runway expansion plan at Dayton-Wright Brothers’ Airport
 A runway extension and other improvements around the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport took a key step forward this month when the Federal Aviation Administration approved a long-range plan for the 527-acre site. However, any development will likely be years away. Terry Slaybaugh, director of aviation for the city of Dayton, which runs the airport...

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A runway extension and other improvements around the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport took a key step forward this month when the Federal Aviation Administration approved a long-range plan for the 527-acre site. However, any development will likely be years away. Terry Slaybaugh, director of aviation for the city of Dayton, which runs the airport...
This local community’s online spending tool targets ‘better decision-making’
 The decision to become part of a state program tracking government spending online will pay dividends for Miami Twp., according to the Ohio treasurer’s office. “This means that people are going to get better decision-making on how their leaders (provide) more efficient government,” treasurer’s office Senior Public...

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The decision to become part of a state program tracking government spending online will pay dividends for Miami Twp., according to the Ohio treasurer’s office. “This means that people are going to get better decision-making on how their leaders (provide) more efficient government,” treasurer’s office Senior Public...
Court date set for mom accused in Miamisburg Amber Alert of 2-year-old
 The mother accused of breaking the law by taking her 2-year-old boy and prompting an Amber Alert to be issued this week is set to appear in court on that case later this month. Kelsey Hannah has been summoned for an Aug. 29 hearing in Miamisburg Municipal Court, records show. Miamisburg police said the summons was issued Wednesday after the...

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The mother accused of breaking the law by taking her 2-year-old boy and prompting an Amber Alert to be issued this week is set to appear in court on that case later this month. Kelsey Hannah has been summoned for an Aug. 29 hearing in Miamisburg Municipal Court, records show. Miamisburg police said the summons was issued Wednesday after the...
Missing endangered 2-year-old boy safe with relative; mother gets court summons
 UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m.: The missing 2-year-old boy, who was the subject of an Amber Alert and later an Endangered Missing Child Advisory, is safe. Atticus Phillips is  with a paternal uncle who was granted temporary custody Monday by a Warren County judge. The child’s mother, 30-year-old Kelsey Hannah, surrendered her son to the Miamsiburg...

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UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m.: The missing 2-year-old boy, who was the subject of an Amber Alert and later an Endangered Missing Child Advisory, is safe. Atticus Phillips is with a paternal uncle who was granted temporary custody Monday by a Warren County judge. The child’s mother, 30-year-old Kelsey Hannah, surrendered her son to the Miamsiburg...
Miami Twp. trash, RV and pool rules violators may face $1,000 fines
 Miami Twp. residents and businesses may face stiffer guidelines – and progressive fines up to $1,000 — for future violations of rules for garbage containers, RVs and swimming pools. Standards for those three items are among the changes the township is looking to make as part of changes to its exterior property maintenance code...

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Miami Twp. residents and businesses may face stiffer guidelines – and progressive fines up to $1,000 — for future violations of rules for garbage containers, RVs and swimming pools. Standards for those three items are among the changes the township is looking to make as part of changes to its exterior property maintenance code...
Miami Twp. trustees approve putting spending online with Ohio program
 Miami Twp. residents will now be able to go online to check out government spending in their community. Trustees Tuesday night approved a measure to join the Ohio treasurer’s online checkbook program, OhioCheckbook.com. The program launched in 2014, allows Ohio citizens to see every expenditure in state and local governments, according...

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Miami Twp. residents will now be able to go online to check out government spending in their community. Trustees Tuesday night approved a measure to join the Ohio treasurer’s online checkbook program, OhioCheckbook.com. The program launched in 2014, allows Ohio citizens to see every expenditure in state and local governments, according...
Miami Twp. wedding venue owner gets trial date
 A trial date has been set for a wedding venue owner charged with his business violating Miami Twp. zoning codes. The case involving Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast operator Darren Powlette has been set for Nov. 26 in Miamisburg Municipal Court, record show. Powlette, 50, pleaded not guilty in May to a misdemeanor criminal charge of the Upper...

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A trial date has been set for a wedding venue owner charged with his business violating Miami Twp. zoning codes. The case involving Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast operator Darren Powlette has been set for Nov. 26 in Miamisburg Municipal Court, record show. Powlette, 50, pleaded not guilty in May to a misdemeanor criminal charge of the Upper...