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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Miamisburg superintendent: How school board rates his performance
 Miamisburg’s school board gives its superintendent high marks in all categories, according to a recent evaluation. David Vail was given strong reviews for each of the six standards he was judged on based on a 1-5 rating system with 5 the highest score, Miamisburg City School District records show. The standards included leadership and...

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Miamisburg’s school board gives its superintendent high marks in all categories, according to a recent evaluation. David Vail was given strong reviews for each of the six standards he was judged on based on a 1-5 rating system with 5 the highest score, Miamisburg City School District records show. The standards included leadership and...
Miamisburg Police shooting: Accused Dayton teen cites ‘severe mental disease’
 A Dayton teen wounded by police and facing charges stemming from a Miamisburg armed robbery has entered an insanity plea fewer than two weeks before his trial was scheduled to start. The attorney for Charles Vincent Ashford filed a not guilty by reason of insanity plea Wednesday, indefinitely postponing a Jan. 28 trial. Ashford was shot Feb...

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A Dayton teen wounded by police and facing charges stemming from a Miamisburg armed robbery has entered an insanity plea fewer than two weeks before his trial was scheduled to start. The attorney for Charles Vincent Ashford filed a not guilty by reason of insanity plea Wednesday, indefinitely postponing a Jan. 28 trial. Ashford was shot Feb...
Dayton teen accused of shooting at police after Miamisburg robbery seeks insanity plea
 A Dayton teen facing multiple charges in connection to a Miamisburg armed robbery in which authorities say he shot at law enforcement before being wounded by police has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The attorney for 18-year-old Charles Vincent Ashford filed that plea this morning, Montgomery County court records show. Authorities...

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A Dayton teen facing multiple charges in connection to a Miamisburg armed robbery in which authorities say he shot at law enforcement before being wounded by police has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The attorney for 18-year-old Charles Vincent Ashford filed that plea this morning, Montgomery County court records show. Authorities...
Miamisburg annexation for new homes near Austin Landing moves forward

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A plan for Miamisburg to annex 41 acres in Miami Twp. as a future site for new homes near Austin Landing is on course to be completed this spring. The annexation plan for four parcels northeast of the Medlar/Miamisburg Springboro roads intersection has been approved by Montgomery County commissioners and is expected to go before Miamisburg...
Judge OKs retrial in ‘complicated’ case of slain Kettering student
 A judge has sided with prosecutors who want to retry a Kettering teen convicted as an adult on lesser charges in his murder trial for the 2016 death of a Fairmont High School student. The ruling filed last week means the “complicated” case of Kylen Gregory will eventually return to juvenile court, where he could face a lighter...

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A judge has sided with prosecutors who want to retry a Kettering teen convicted as an adult on lesser charges in his murder trial for the 2016 death of a Fairmont High School student. The ruling filed last week means the “complicated” case of Kylen Gregory will eventually return to juvenile court, where he could face a lighter...
Annexation: What we know about plan for new homes near golf course, Austin Landing
 A plan for Miamisburg to annex 41 acres of land in Miami Twp. for new houses near Austin Landing is expected to be considered by the city next month. The annexation plan for four parcels north of Medlar Road and east of Miamisburg Springboro Road has been approved by Montgomery County commissioners after the township and the city passed an...

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A plan for Miamisburg to annex 41 acres of land in Miami Twp. for new houses near Austin Landing is expected to be considered by the city next month. The annexation plan for four parcels north of Medlar Road and east of Miamisburg Springboro Road has been approved by Montgomery County commissioners after the township and the city passed an...
Bond $250,000 for Moraine man accused of stabbing 2 women in Miami Twp.
 A Moraine man charged with stabbing two women in late December in Miami Twp. remains in jail on a $250,000 bond. The bond for Duane Edward Taylor Jr., was continued today and a judge added a conditional recognizance stipulation of electronic home monitoring, Montgomery County court records show. He was previously indicted on retaliation and...

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A Moraine man charged with stabbing two women in late December in Miami Twp. remains in jail on a $250,000 bond. The bond for Duane Edward Taylor Jr., was continued today and a judge added a conditional recognizance stipulation of electronic home monitoring, Montgomery County court records show. He was previously indicted on retaliation and...
Judge: Teen convicted in Ronnie Bowers killing can be retried, sentenced as adult
 A Kettering teen convicted as an adult on lesser charges in his murder trial in the 2016 death of a Fairmont High School student can be retried on other counts and sentenced before the case returns to juvenile court. A Jan. 9 judge’s ruling will permit the retrial of Kylen Gregory on felonious assault, five counts of which a jury in...

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A Kettering teen convicted as an adult on lesser charges in his murder trial in the 2016 death of a Fairmont High School student can be retried on other counts and sentenced before the case returns to juvenile court. A Jan. 9 judge’s ruling will permit the retrial of Kylen Gregory on felonious assault, five counts of which a jury in...
New trampoline park now open near Dayton Mall in Miami Twp.
 A new trampoline park has opened near the Dayton Mall. Get Air Trampoline Park’s new site at 8341 Springboro Pike in the Southland 75 Center in Miami Twp. occupies about 29,600 square feet at the former Office Max location. The company – which operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan - has a site at 6020 Chambersburg...

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A new trampoline park has opened near the Dayton Mall. Get Air Trampoline Park’s new site at 8341 Springboro Pike in the Southland 75 Center in Miami Twp. occupies about 29,600 square feet at the former Office Max location. The company – which operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan - has a site at 6020 Chambersburg...
School: ALICE training after student gun arrest ‘truly coincidental’
 Training for active shooter and other threat situations is planned at West Carrollton High School next week. West Carrollton School District’s training in ALICE – an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate – will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in the school’s Guiler Auditorium at 5833 Student St. The...

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Training for active shooter and other threat situations is planned at West Carrollton High School next week. West Carrollton School District’s training in ALICE – an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate – will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in the school’s Guiler Auditorium at 5833 Student St. The...
‘Road diet’ part of traffic plan for $4.5M sports complex, restaurant/bar
 Road upgrades for a $4.5 million athletic complex/restaurant in the center of West Carrollton will be a focus for city officials the next several weeks as they work to get the project approved. A consultant is recommending the city transform four-lane West Central Avenue into a three-lane route to include one turn lane accommodating both...

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Road upgrades for a $4.5 million athletic complex/restaurant in the center of West Carrollton will be a focus for city officials the next several weeks as they work to get the project approved. A consultant is recommending the city transform four-lane West Central Avenue into a three-lane route to include one turn lane accommodating both...