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$375K settlement reached in jail pepper spray incident - WDTN

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:10

WDTN$375K settlement reached in jail pepper spray incidentWDTNDAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A settlement has been reached in the civil case of a woman who sued Montgomery County over a pepper spraying incident that was caught on camera. Court documents show attorneys for both sides participated in a phone call with ...and more »

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Former doctor indicted in sex charges - WDTN

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:53

WDTNFormer doctor indicted in sex chargesWDTNDAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday a former doctor was indicted on sex charges involving two children. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said Thursday in a news conference at his office that Arun ...

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Police make arrest after drug investigation

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:30

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Sidney Police said they received calls about suspicious activity near a car in the area.

Police arrived at the scene where they received complaints and they talked to people inside of the vehicle parked on South Ohio Avenue near West Court Street.

During an investigation, police found one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, money, drug paraphernalia and other items in the vehicle.

Officers seized the crystal methamphetamine and said the street value of the amount was approximately $3000.

Police arrested 28-year-old Ashley Hickman Wednesday morning and was taken to the Shelby County Jail.

Hickman is now facing drug trafficking charges.

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Former Dayton Childern’s doctor indicted in sex charges

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:27

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday a former doctor was indicted on sex charges involving two teens.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said Thursday in a news conference at his office that Arun Aggarwal was indicted on four counts of gross sexual imposition. Heck said two teenage girls were inappropriately touched and fondled by Aggarwal, who at the time was a doctor at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Heck said the incident happened between December 2014 and November 2015.

The indictment was issued by a Montgomery County grand jury Thursday and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Heck said Aggarwal was a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital. The case was first reported to hospital administrators by two nurse administrators.

Heck praised the nurses and the hospital for their reporting and handling of this incident.

Dayton Children’s Hospital provided a written statement to 2 NEWS about the incident.

We are deeply saddened by this situation and, as we have throughout the investigation, fully support the efforts of the officers and prosecutors in their thorough and intensive investigation.

At the same time, we have focused our efforts on strengthening our process in responding to allegations of this nature to ensure families feel safe.  These improvements include:

  • Established a new process of having similar concerns reviewed immediately by our child abuse experts, who will ensure that reports are promptly made to the appropriate authorities
  • Instituted one of the most stringent chaperone policies in the country to reassure parents and patients
  • Worked with our health care providers to help them do a better job of communicating to children and parents BEFORE they examine a child, so there is no misinterpretation and any questions or concerns can be managed prior to the exam.

The safety of our patients is our top priority. We want to assure parents that we will not tolerate any actions which could impact our quality of care or breach the trust placed in us by patients, parents and the community.

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Ohio woman charged after leaving 2 kids in car

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:21

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been charged with child endangering after police say she left her two young children in a car for an hour.

Twenty-three-year-old LaBrittany Campbell pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court in northeast Ohio. She was released on a personal bond and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with minor children.

Warren police say a 22-month-old and a 3-year-old were discovered inside the car around noon Tuesday when temperatures hovered in the low 80s. Witnesses told police the 3-year-old had started the car, turning on the air conditioning.

Police say Campbell told officers she was asleep in her apartment.

The children were given to their grandmother after being assessed by Trumbull County Children Services.

It’s unclear if Campbell has an attorney yet.

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Ohio woman dies after vehicle-sparked fire in Montana

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:17

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — An Ohio woman has died after being unable to escape a fire sparked by a vehicle traveling on a grass-covered road in rural north-central Montana.

Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross says 58-year-old Pauline H. Siegel of Powell, Ohio, died Tuesday.

The Havre Daily News reports three other people who were in the vehicle were able to escape, but one was injured trying to aid Siegel.

Ross says the vehicle was traveling on a grass-covered road about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the tiny town of Gildford and ignited a series of grass fires that spread to the vehicle.

Siegel got out of the vehicle but Ross says she was unable to escape the fire that destroyed the vehicle and burned about 1.7 square miles (4.5 square kilometers) of pasture land along with two hay swathers.

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Centerville releases top roads for crashes

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:45

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Centerville Police Department released a study revealing the top locations for car accidents in that city.

The study names the roadways with the highest accident rates based on traffic volume for the second quarter on 2017.

The locations named are:

  • E. Franklin between Main Street and Clyo Road.
  • Far Hills Avenue between Whipp Road and Alex Bell Road
  • North Main Street between Alex Bell Road and Franklin Street
  • South Main Street between Spring Valley Road and Franklin Street
  • Wilmington Pike between Whipp Road and Clyo Road

Police say these areas will be targeted for extra patrols in the coming months in an effort to reduce car accidents.

Moving violations such as speed, leaving enough distance between cars, improper lane changes, traffic light violations, driver inattention and seat belt laws will be strictly enforced.

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$375K settlement reached in jail pepper spray incident

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:38

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  A settlement has been reached in the civil case of a woman who sued Montgomery County over a pepper spraying incident that was caught on camera.

Court documents show attorneys for both sides participated in a phone call with the court Thursday where the court was advised a settlement had been reached between Montgomery County and Amber Swink.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said Thursday afternoon the settlement has not yet  been accepted but the amount is $375,000.

Swink sued the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and several others claiming excessive use of force after pepper spray was used on her in the Montgomery County Jail in 2015.

The incident was captured on video which was released by Swink’s attorneys.

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The complaint was filed with the U.S. District Court of Ohio in September 2016.

READ MORE: Brookville woman sues over jail excessive force claims It all began in Nov. 2015 in the 4600 block of Sulphur Springs Road in Brookville when police responded to a house for a domestic disturbance. Amber Swick, was taken into custody from the home, as she was intoxicated and arguing with her boyfriend. While being apprehended by police, the arresting’s officers glasses broke. Swick’s attorneys say the glasses tell off the officer’s face, whereas documents from the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas say she intentionally broke the glasses. One of the deputies involved in the incident, Captain Judy Sealy, was placed on administrative leave and the case was taken before a Montgomery County grand jury. No indictments resulted in the case. READ MORE: Grand jury declines to indict captain in pepper spray case

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OVI checkpoint planned for Friday

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:08

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday an OVI checkpoint will be held in Greene County Friday.

The location and time of the OVI checkpoint will be announced Friday.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

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Police: Riverside shooting suspect ‘armed and dangerous’

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:11

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Riverside Police Department said Thursday the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting should be considered armed and dangerous.

Riverside Police Chief Frank Robbinson said Thursday the U.S. Marshal Service has joined the hunt for 34-year-old, Sterling Roberts of Dayton in relation to the Tuesday homicide that killed 35-year-old Robert Lee Caldwell of Beavercreek Township.

Robbinson said Roberts has family ties to Nashville, Tennessee.

Sterling Roberts is a white male standing at 6’2 with multiple tattoos.

He was last seen running from the scene located at a business complex behind Bob Evans on Linden Avenue near Woodman Drive.

If you recognize Sterling Roberts you are asked to call Riverside Police at 233-1801 and ask to speak with a detective. You can also leave a tip on the the Riverside tips website. Roberts is suspected of shooting Caldwell multiple times in front of his three children. Caldwell recently gained custody of his children. Investigators would not say what led up to the shooting or what Caldwell was doing in the parking lot during the time of the shooting.

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:07

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Islamic State terrorist group claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack in statement carried on its Aamaq news agency.

Catalonia’s regional president said two arrests has been made in the Barcelona van attack Thursday and made people evacuate the area.

Catalonia’s regional president also said 12 people were killed and 80 are hospitalized after Barcelona van Thursday after a white van that jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona’s historical district Thursday. Police say the driver hit two officers but they are unclear if it was related to the van attack.

Barcelona resident Keith Fleming says he was watching television in his building on a side street just off Las Ramblas when he heard a noise and went out to the balcony to investigate.

He says he saw “women and children just running and they looked terrified.” Fleming heard a bang, possibly from someone rolling down a store shutter, as more people raced by.

The American living in the Spanish city says police arrived and pushed everyone a full block down the street. He says the officers still are there with guns drawn and riot police stationed at the end of the block.

His street now is deserted.

Fleming says: “It’s just kind of a tense situation….”Clearly, people were scared.”

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Suspect in Fishersville robbery and shooting re-captured after jail escape - WHSV

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:33

WHSVSuspect in Fishersville robbery and shooting re-captured after jail escapeWHSVAccording to the Montgomery County sheriff, Davis was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning in Lawrence County, Ohio. He says Davis stole a car in Montgomery County and drove it to Ohio, where he wrecked it. Davis had escaped the county jail ...

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Browns bid to NFL to host draft in 2019 or 2020

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are hoping to host the NFL draft in 2019 or 2020.

The team has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to potentially host the annual three-day event. The group delivered its application to league headquarters in New York last week.

After years at Radio City Music Hall, the draft has been on the road the past few years, with stops in Chicago and Philadelphia. The league will celebrate its 100th season in 2019 and the Hall of Fame is celebrating its centennial in Canton the following year.

Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam noted the area’s rich football history make Cleveland and Canton “the ideal sites for the NFL draft due to our region’s unmatched passion and respect for football, as well as our commitment to its future and the next generation of Hall of Fame players.”

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Could Southwest Ohio win 4000-job Toyota-Mazda plant? - Cincinnati.com

Local News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:09

Cincinnati.comCould Southwest Ohio win 4000-job Toyota-Mazda plant?Cincinnati.comWe have these friends in Southwest Ohio... A new Toyota parts supplier is already setting up shop in the Dayton area. Montgomery County broke ground in June on a factory that will supply Toyota, among other automakers, with vehicle parts. Hematite ...and more »

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Ballot measure could allow earlier drinks with Sunday brunch

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:18

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Businesses in Dayton want to sell liquor earlier on Sundays.

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, with the help of downtown businesses, launched a campaign to support what they call the “Brunch Bill.”

The measure will appear on the November ballot for some Dayton residents and would allow some downtown businesses to begin selling liquor on Sunday at 10:00 am. Current law allows sales to begin at 11:00 am.

“Sunday Brunch is one of our busiest days of the week,” said Steve Tieber, owner of The Dublin Pub.

Liquor licenses give restaurants the ability to open up at 5:30 in the morning, six days a week. Opening up an hour earlier on Sunday would increase the opportunity for business regardless if a customer would like to have a Bloody Mary or mimosa or not. Passage of the Brunch Bill will create additional jobs, and in turn, bring people to downtown.”

The Dayton Chamber says if approved, the change would only apply to restaurants and bars located in voting precinct Dayton 1-B. That includes restaurants and bars in and around the Oregon District. Only residents living in Dayton 1-B will see the measure on the ballot this November. That includes The Cannery, Water Street, St. Clair, Cooper Place and the Biltmore Towers among others.

“The Brunch Bill is an opportunity for any restaurants currently open on Sunday morning or others that may have Sunday brunch in the future,” said Chris Kershner, vice president of public policy and economic development, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “This collaborative effort will support and contribute to our downtown Dayton residents, businesses and vibrancy. Dayton restaurant owners have invested in downtown, now it’s our turn to help them grow.”

You can learn more about the bill by going to the Dayton Chamber website.

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Meow Factor: The Felines of CatCon

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:37

CatCon 2017, a two-day festival of all things feline, returned to Southern California on August 12-13.

Photo Credit: CatCon

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Gov. to Trump: Only come to talk about healing

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:34

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he doesn’t want President Donald Trump to visit Charlottesville if the president continues using rhetoric the governor says is dividing the country.

McAuliffe said in an interview on CBS on Thursday that Trump should come to the city if he wants to discuss how the nation can heal after the deadly violence during Saturday’s white nationalist rally.

But the Democratic governor says he doesn’t want Trump to come “to continue on with the speeches he has given the last couple of days.” McAuliffe says “those speeches are dividing us.”

McAuliffe said there’s no place in the country for people who incite or encourages the hateful behavior on display last weekend. McAuliffe says “this hate speech has got to end.”

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Committee recommends eliminating residency restrictions for sex offenders

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:19

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A proposed change to Ohio’s Criminal Code could eliminate residency restrictions for sex offenders. The Criminal Justice Recodification Committee has finished reviewing Ohio’s extensive criminal code after two years. However, not everyone agrees with some of its recommendations. The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) opposes this specific recommended change, saying it’s meant to keep children safe. Right now, sex offenders cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center or pre-school. “They made some recommendations on a variety of bills,” said director of government affairs for the FOP Michael Weinman. “One of the most alarming is allowing the sex offenders to live anywhere.” He said the restrictions create a safe zone in areas where there’s a concentration of children. “From a police perspective you’re getting the potential offenders away from those victims,” said Weinman. State Public Defender and vice chair of the Criminal Justice Recodification Committee Tim Young said there’s no empirical data that shows these restrictions protect kids. He said residency restrictions can leave some sex offenders homeless, which can create more problems. “As soon as you destabilize someone to homelessness you’re far more likely for them to commit another crime,” said Young. “There’s a higher likelihood of crime with these restrictions than without.” He said eventually some of these offenders stop reporting to sheriffs and probation officers, leaving law enforcement without any oversight or control. “I want our government to spend money on things that are effective and if we’re spending money on this and we spend millions on this, on enforcing these restrictions, on enforcing registration requirements,” said Young. “I know that means we’re taking money away from actually making my children safe.” He said the Recodification Committee had a broad range of members including prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and law enforcement officials. Young said they’re hopefully their recommendations will be introduced as an omnibus bill when the next legislative session begins.

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Columbus police searching for missing teen girls

WDTN News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:04

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are searching for two teen girls after they went missing in north Columbus, Wednesday. According to the Columbus Division of Police, officers are searching for sisters Keiana and Tamira Smith after the girls were seen in a silver Chevy Sedan with unknown plates leaving  from a market in the 700 block of Weber Road. Keiana, 12, is described as a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 95 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light grey top, purple striped yoga pants and white shoes. Tamira, 14, is 5 feet 1 inch tall and 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt with gold embellishments, dark pants and white shoes. Police say the vehicle the girls were in had a driver and a female passenger wearing pink scrubs at the time. Anyone with information on the girls whereabouts can call the Columbus Police Missing Persons Unit at 614-645-4624.

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