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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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Latest setback in Kettering teen murder case delays trial until fall
 The murder trial of a Kettering teenager facing adult charges for the Labor Day weekend 2016 shooting death of a Fairmont High School student has been postponed until November. The case against Kylen Gregory in the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting of Ronnie Bowers has taken a few twists that have impacted its progression. The trial had been set to...

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The murder trial of a Kettering teenager facing adult charges for the Labor Day weekend 2016 shooting death of a Fairmont High School student has been postponed until November. The case against Kylen Gregory in the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting of Ronnie Bowers has taken a few twists that have impacted its progression. The trial had been set to...
Austin Landing adds 55 more jobs with company’s headquarters
 An engineering firm headquartered in the Dayton-area has moved its central office to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. now has 55 employees at its Progress Park Tower site on Rigby Road, where a a ribbon-cutting was held last week. CESO, formerly headquartered on Yankee Road in Washington Twp., now employs 150 across...

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An engineering firm headquartered in the Dayton-area has moved its central office to Austin Landing. Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio Inc. now has 55 employees at its Progress Park Tower site on Rigby Road, where a a ribbon-cutting was held last week. CESO, formerly headquartered on Yankee Road in Washington Twp., now employs 150 across...
Dayton police: Man arrested after showing lighter that resembled gun
 A 42-year-old man was arrested after police said he threatened employees of a business with what appeared to be a gun and was later discovered to be a lighter. Police arrested Shaun Monte Coleman at Cato clothing on South Smithville Road on May 17 after employees said they thought they were being robbed with what they said was a “real...

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A 42-year-old man was arrested after police said he threatened employees of a business with what appeared to be a gun and was later discovered to be a lighter. Police arrested Shaun Monte Coleman at Cato clothing on South Smithville Road on May 17 after employees said they thought they were being robbed with what they said was a “real...
Miamisburg driver due in court to face OVI after police officer hit near I-75
 A Miamisburg man charged with drunk driving and suspected of striking a Miami Twp. police officer with his vehicle last month is set to appear in court this morning. Adam Blackmore, 33, was charged April 23 with OVI, failing to proceed with due regard/safety and failing to drive in marked lanes, according to Miamisburg Municipal Court records...

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A Miamisburg man charged with drunk driving and suspected of striking a Miami Twp. police officer with his vehicle last month is set to appear in court this morning. Adam Blackmore, 33, was charged April 23 with OVI, failing to proceed with due regard/safety and failing to drive in marked lanes, according to Miamisburg Municipal Court records...
Mega Millions top jackpot winners: How Ohio compares to other states
 The winning Mega Millions ticket sold earlier this month in Moraine has so far gone unclaimed, according to the organization’s website. Ohio has several Mega Millions top jackpot winners, but the $142 million ticket sold at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog May 4 is not among the top 40 payoffs. That list, according to the Mega Millions website...

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The winning Mega Millions ticket sold earlier this month in Moraine has so far gone unclaimed, according to the organization’s website. Ohio has several Mega Millions top jackpot winners, but the $142 million ticket sold at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog May 4 is not among the top 40 payoffs. That list, according to the Mega Millions website...
These Dayton burglars grabbed plenty of valuables, but a unique pet was the attention-grabber
 A Dayton man told police that a break-in at his home resulted in the theft of a number of valuables – including a python snake. The burglary reported on Kipling Drive involved the theft of 29 pairs of tennis shoes, a 60-gallon aquarium, a gold chain and two flat screen televisions, as well as the black-and-gold pet snake, according...

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A Dayton man told police that a break-in at his home resulted in the theft of a number of valuables – including a python snake. The burglary reported on Kipling Drive involved the theft of 29 pairs of tennis shoes, a 60-gallon aquarium, a gold chain and two flat screen televisions, as well as the black-and-gold pet snake, according...
5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar
 An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend. Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area. Here are five things to know that make Hamvention special and unique: •...

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An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend. Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area. Here are five things to know that make Hamvention special and unique: •...
Kettering police standoff: How 5 others in the Dayton area ended this year (Video)
 A 58-year-old man was taken into custody Friday evening in Kettering after a standoff with police lasting several hours in the 3900 block of Fulton Avenue. Police used a SWAT team and a Taser to make the arrest and end the standoff, which began shortly after 11 a.m., after authorities said the man earlier confronted them with a knife and...

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A 58-year-old man was taken into custody Friday evening in Kettering after a standoff with police lasting several hours in the 3900 block of Fulton Avenue. Police used a SWAT team and a Taser to make the arrest and end the standoff, which began shortly after 11 a.m., after authorities said the man earlier confronted them with a knife and...
New trial date set for Kettering teen in 2016 Fairmont student shooting
 A Kettering teenager facing adult charges in the 2016 Labor Day weekend slaying of a Fairmont High School student now faces a trial more than two years after the shooting. Kylen Gregory’s trial for the Sept. 4, 2016, deadly shooting of Ronnie Bowers had been scheduled to start May 7. But in late April Montgomery County Common Pleas...

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A Kettering teenager facing adult charges in the 2016 Labor Day weekend slaying of a Fairmont High School student now faces a trial more than two years after the shooting. Kylen Gregory’s trial for the Sept. 4, 2016, deadly shooting of Ronnie Bowers had been scheduled to start May 7. But in late April Montgomery County Common Pleas...
Glock glitch: Local police officer’s accidental shooting blamed on gun
 A West Carrollton police officer’s accidental shooting of himself at a Franklin firing range is being attributed to his gun malfunctioning, authorities said. The May 4 firing range accident occurred after a safety feature on the officer’s Glock failed, said West Carrollton Deputy Police Chief David Wessling. RELATED: West Carrollton...

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A West Carrollton police officer’s accidental shooting of himself at a Franklin firing range is being attributed to his gun malfunctioning, authorities said. The May 4 firing range accident occurred after a safety feature on the officer’s Glock failed, said West Carrollton Deputy Police Chief David Wessling. RELATED: West Carrollton...
Plan for new homes near Dayton Mall wins commission approval
 A revised plan to build more than 80 homes near the Dayton Mall has received preliminary approval. The Miami Twp. Zoning Commission on Tuesday night recommended passage of a change that would allow the construction of 82 homes on 31.7 acres north of mall and just east of Ohio 741. MORE: West Carrollton group home death ruled homicide The...

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A revised plan to build more than 80 homes near the Dayton Mall has received preliminary approval. The Miami Twp. Zoning Commission on Tuesday night recommended passage of a change that would allow the construction of 82 homes on 31.7 acres north of mall and just east of Ohio 741. MORE: West Carrollton group home death ruled homicide The...