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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Driver of car in 2016 Kettering fatal shooting of Fairmont student enters plea
 The driver of the defendant’s vehicle in the September 2016 fatal shooting of a Kettering Fairmont High School student has pleaded guilty in the case. Miles Heizer, 20, entered a guilty plea to tampering in the homicide case of 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers, for which another Kettering teen faces trial on murder charges, court documents...

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The driver of the defendant’s vehicle in the September 2016 fatal shooting of a Kettering Fairmont High School student has pleaded guilty in the case. Miles Heizer, 20, entered a guilty plea to tampering in the homicide case of 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers, for which another Kettering teen faces trial on murder charges, court documents...
Moraine man enters pleas in case involving Middletown woman’s remains
 Not guilty pleas were entered this morning for a Moraine suspect in the human remains case of a missing Middletown woman. A judge entered not guilty pleas for Gilbert Revere, 57, who will remain in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Gilbert was indicted last week on four counts - including gross abuse of a corpse -involving the 2017 disappearance...

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Not guilty pleas were entered this morning for a Moraine suspect in the human remains case of a missing Middletown woman. A judge entered not guilty pleas for Gilbert Revere, 57, who will remain in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Gilbert was indicted last week on four counts - including gross abuse of a corpse -involving the 2017 disappearance...
Teen suspect in hotel worker’s late-night killing awaits court date
 The 17-year-old accused of murder for the shooting death of a Miami Twp. hotel worker will stay in custody before his next court date next week. The male teen appeared in juvenile court Saturday in connection with the late Thursday night killing of Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, court officials said. The suspect had a plea of denial...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The 17-year-old accused of murder for the shooting death of a Miami Twp. hotel worker will stay in custody before his next court date next week. The male teen appeared in juvenile court Saturday in connection with the late Thursday night killing of Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, court officials said. The suspect had a plea of denial...
Hotel worker killed: 5 other times guns were fired near the Dayton Mall
 The deadly shooting of a hotel worker late Thursday night near the Dayton Mall was the latest crime involving guns around the Ohio 725/Interstate 75 interchange. Miami Twp. police said a 17-year-old suspect was captured Friday in the homicide of Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, who was shot outside the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel...

Posted: 23 hours ago

The deadly shooting of a hotel worker late Thursday night near the Dayton Mall was the latest crime involving guns around the Ohio 725/Interstate 75 interchange. Miami Twp. police said a 17-year-old suspect was captured Friday in the homicide of Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, who was shot outside the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel...
NEW DETAILS: Police chase reached 80 mph just before collision killing Realtor
 Seconds before the a collision from which an area Realtor died, the police cruiser that hit her car during a chase was going 80 miles per hour, records show. Mary Taulbee, a Lebanon woman who was not involved in the pursuit, died shortly after Officer Matt Barrie’s cruiser hit her Hyundai. Moraine police reports indicate Barrie&rsquo...

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Seconds before the a collision from which an area Realtor died, the police cruiser that hit her car during a chase was going 80 miles per hour, records show. Mary Taulbee, a Lebanon woman who was not involved in the pursuit, died shortly after Officer Matt Barrie’s cruiser hit her Hyundai. Moraine police reports indicate Barrie&rsquo...
DoubleTree Shooting: Teen charged with murder; victim shot in head, police say
 The 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting a DoubleTree Suites employee last week will stay in juvenile detention following his initial court appearance. The teen, facing a murder charge, appeared in juvenile court Saturday and had a plea of denial entered on his behalf. He was appointed an attorney, court officials said.  The teen...

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The 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting a DoubleTree Suites employee last week will stay in juvenile detention following his initial court appearance. The teen, facing a murder charge, appeared in juvenile court Saturday and had a plea of denial entered on his behalf. He was appointed an attorney, court officials said.  The teen...
Congressional candidate meets community at area town hall
 Those questioning whether their vote counts, Theresa Gasper said, should look to Ohio 12th Congressional District election in August. That’s when Republican Troy Balderson edged Democrat Danny O’Connor by nearly 1,600 votes out of about 203,000 cast for the open seat. “If three more people per precinct would have voted (for...

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Those questioning whether their vote counts, Theresa Gasper said, should look to Ohio 12th Congressional District election in August. That’s when Republican Troy Balderson edged Democrat Danny O’Connor by nearly 1,600 votes out of about 203,000 cast for the open seat. “If three more people per precinct would have voted (for...
A fatal shooting near the Dayton Mall is the latest in crime issues at that high-traffic area
 A suspect in the second deadly shooting of a Dayton area hotel worker this year was captured late Friday afternoon as Miami Twp. police worked to solve the late-night killing near the I-75/Ohio 725 interchange, an area where gun violence has been an issue. Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, was found dead outside his work at DoubleTree...

Posted: 3 days ago

A suspect in the second deadly shooting of a Dayton area hotel worker this year was captured late Friday afternoon as Miami Twp. police worked to solve the late-night killing near the I-75/Ohio 725 interchange, an area where gun violence has been an issue. Miami Twp. resident Jayren Graham, 19, was found dead outside his work at DoubleTree...
Stolen Jeep’s owner: Officer’s life changed and ‘a woman’s gone’
 When Briauna Ball reported to police that her Jeep was stolen, she said she knew the vehicle would be damaged. She had no idea it would result in a high-speed police chase that ended with the death of a local Realtor killed when her vehicle was struck by an officer’s cruiser. “I already knew the car was going to get wrecked,&rdquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

When Briauna Ball reported to police that her Jeep was stolen, she said she knew the vehicle would be damaged. She had no idea it would result in a high-speed police chase that ended with the death of a local Realtor killed when her vehicle was struck by an officer’s cruiser. “I already knew the car was going to get wrecked,&rdquo...
NEW DETAILS: Services today for area Realtor killed in crash from police chase
 Services are set today for the area Realtor who died after the car she was in collided with a Moraine police cruiser in a high-speed chase of a car theft suspect in Miami Twp. this week. The visitation for Mary Jane Taulbee is set from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kettering 7th Day Adventist Church followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., according...

Posted: 4 days ago

Services are set today for the area Realtor who died after the car she was in collided with a Moraine police cruiser in a high-speed chase of a car theft suspect in Miami Twp. this week. The visitation for Mary Jane Taulbee is set from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kettering 7th Day Adventist Church followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., according...
DoubleTree hotel deadly shooting: Tips lead to arrest of 17-year-old suspect
 Tips led to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in connection to the deadly shooting late Thursday at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Miami Twp. near the Dayton Mall. The teen was arrested this afternoon at an apartment complex in New Lebanon, Miami Twp. police Capt. John Magill said. Charges are pending against the juvenile, whose name...

Posted: 4 days ago

Tips led to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in connection to the deadly shooting late Thursday at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Miami Twp. near the Dayton Mall. The teen was arrested this afternoon at an apartment complex in New Lebanon, Miami Twp. police Capt. John Magill said. Charges are pending against the juvenile, whose name...