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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State rep wants to require Ohio schools to teach about unborn children
 A bill to require education about the development of unborn children in health curriculum in Ohio schools has been introduced by a local state legislator. State Rep. Niraj Antani’s bill would require school boards to either adopt the state instructional program established by the Ohio Department of Health or craft instruction materials...

Posted: 6 hours ago

A bill to require education about the development of unborn children in health curriculum in Ohio schools has been introduced by a local state legislator. State Rep. Niraj Antani’s bill would require school boards to either adopt the state instructional program established by the Ohio Department of Health or craft instruction materials...
Roosters awaits liquor permit for new Miami Twp. site near Dayton Mall
 A restaurant chain planning to move to a new location south of the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. is awaiting liquor permit approval. Roosters bought the former Caddy’s Tap House at 9400 Springboro Pike across from LexisNexis last year and plans to move from its 103 N. Springboro Pike site just north of the mall. RELATED: Roosters buys former...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A restaurant chain planning to move to a new location south of the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. is awaiting liquor permit approval. Roosters bought the former Caddy’s Tap House at 9400 Springboro Pike across from LexisNexis last year and plans to move from its 103 N. Springboro Pike site just north of the mall. RELATED: Roosters buys former...
Unnamed Miamisburg police officer in shooting of Dayton suspect still seeking help
 Identities have not yet been released of two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of a Dayton man wanted on federal charges, but both are back at work. The officer who wounded Indiana robbery suspect Jeremy Watson April 3 outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn remains on restrictive duty while the other – who did not fire...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Identities have not yet been released of two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of a Dayton man wanted on federal charges, but both are back at work. The officer who wounded Indiana robbery suspect Jeremy Watson April 3 outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn remains on restrictive duty while the other – who did not fire...
‘Somewhat lengthy recovery’ expected for police officer hit by driver charged with OVI
 The Miami Twp. police officer is expected to get more treatment today after he was struck by a vehicle whose driver has been charged with being under the influence. Officer Tyler Simpson is scheduled for his first doctor’s appointment today since being discharged from the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck Saturday night while...

Posted: a day ago

The Miami Twp. police officer is expected to get more treatment today after he was struck by a vehicle whose driver has been charged with being under the influence. Officer Tyler Simpson is scheduled for his first doctor’s appointment today since being discharged from the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck Saturday night while...
Driver charged with OVI after police officer hit at accident scene

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A man charged with drunk driving and suspected of striking a Miami Twp. police officer with his vehicle this weekend sought to veer around a cruiser stopped on an Interstate 75 exit ramp and assisting with an accident, authorities said Monday. Instead, the Miamisburg driver’s pickup truck clipped Officer Tyler Simpson, adding to the...
New indoor trampoline park plans to open near Dayton Mall
 Get Air Trampoline Park plans to open another location in the Dayton area. The chain of trampoline parks plans to open a site in the Southland 75 Center on Ohio 741 in Miami Twp., officials said this week. The company, which opened a Huber Heights location late last year, would replace Office Max, which occupied about 29,600 square feet of...

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Get Air Trampoline Park plans to open another location in the Dayton area. The chain of trampoline parks plans to open a site in the Southland 75 Center on Ohio 741 in Miami Twp., officials said this week. The company, which opened a Huber Heights location late last year, would replace Office Max, which occupied about 29,600 square feet of...
Miami Twp. seeks Austin Landing signal to ‘efficiently control’ traffic
 A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees. The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance. The traffic...

Posted: 2 days ago

A resolution to authorize an agreement to install a traffic signal in Austin Landing has been approved by Miami Twp. trustees. The measure approved by trustees Tuesday night states “a need for a traffic signal exists to efficiently control the ingress and egress of traffic” near Austin Landing’s Ohio 741 entrance. The traffic...
Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work
 Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of what authorities called a federal fugitive from Dayton are back at work. Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said both officers – only one of whom fired a weapon in the wounding the Indiana armed robbery suspect outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn April 3 – have returned...

Posted: 3 days ago

Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of what authorities called a federal fugitive from Dayton are back at work. Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said both officers – only one of whom fired a weapon in the wounding the Indiana armed robbery suspect outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn April 3 – have returned...
Charges filed against driver of pickup that hit Miami Twp. police officer on I-75
 UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (April 24): The 33-year-old Miamisburg man who was arrested in the accident now has been charged in the incident. Adam Blackmore is formally charged with OVI, proceeding without due regard for safety and failure to drive in marked traffic lanes. He is to be in court on May 21. Miami Twp. police Officer Tyler Simpson is...

Posted: 3 days ago

UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (April 24): The 33-year-old Miamisburg man who was arrested in the accident now has been charged in the incident. Adam Blackmore is formally charged with OVI, proceeding without due regard for safety and failure to drive in marked traffic lanes. He is to be in court on May 21. Miami Twp. police Officer Tyler Simpson is...
Safer sidewalks near Dayton Mall now will happen faster
 Construction is set to begin later this year on a $1.9 million project to improve pedestrian safety along parts of Lyons Road and Ohio 741 near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. Improvements on Interstate 75’s Lyons Road overpass from Byers Road to the state route and along Ohio 741’s west side north of Lyons were initially targeted...

Posted: 3 days ago

Construction is set to begin later this year on a $1.9 million project to improve pedestrian safety along parts of Lyons Road and Ohio 741 near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. Improvements on Interstate 75’s Lyons Road overpass from Byers Road to the state route and along Ohio 741’s west side north of Lyons were initially targeted...
Who are witnesses in Kettering teen murder case of Fairmont student?
 The murder case against a Kettering teenager facing an adult trial in the 2016 Labor Day weekend deadly shooting of a Fairmont High School student includes a possible 124 witnesses. Kylen Gregory’s May 7 trial will focus on the events surrounding the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting death of Ronnie Bowers. The shooting happened just before 9...

Posted: 3 days ago

The murder case against a Kettering teenager facing an adult trial in the 2016 Labor Day weekend deadly shooting of a Fairmont High School student includes a possible 124 witnesses. Kylen Gregory’s May 7 trial will focus on the events surrounding the Sept. 4, 2016 shooting death of Ronnie Bowers. The shooting happened just before 9...