Darke County, OHDaily Advocate

Seven people appear in court

GREENVILLE —Seven people appeared in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Monday. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided. Matthew Blaine, 41, of New Madison, was sentenced to 18 months in jail, a $3,075 fine and a one year license suspension on one count of attempted vehicular assault, a third-degree felony and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor. After his release, he is subject to a mandatory supervisory period of three years.
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WHIO Dayton

Texas boy dies after being pulled from Auglaize County pond

WAYNE TWP., Auglaize County — A 3-year-old Texas boy, in Ohio visiting family, died after he was pulled from a pond in Auglaize County Friday, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. Austin Smith, of Burkburnett, Texas was identified as the boy who died in the drowning incident, reported Friday...
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Miami County, OHDayton Daily News

7-year-old boy killed in weekend crash in Miami County

A 7-year-old Urbana boy died following a two-vehicle crash in Fletcher in Miami County Saturday morning that also critically injured his mother. Daniel Voris was pronounced dead after he was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. His mother, 28-year-old Britaney Kirchgessner, of Urbana, is in critical condition.
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Greenville, OHWFMJ.com

Missing Greenville teen located

The Greenville Police Department says teen who was reported missing has been located, and is safe. Mya Cantley, 15, was last seen on Saturday, June 12 in Greenville. An updated post on the police department's Facebook page does not say where the girl was found.
Fort Recovery, OHTimes-Bulletin

Large tornado causes major farm damage in Fort Recovery area

It was shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon when the National Weather Service in Wilmington issued an emergency weather statement warning residents in the Fort Recovery area that a confirmed and extremely dangerous tornado was located over Fort Recovery and moving east at 30 miles per hour. “This is...
Sidney, OHSidney Daily News

Rescuing trapped victims

SIDNEY — Sidney Firefighter Jordan Stemen found himself trapped up to his chest in dry, shelled corn Friday afternoon, June 18. Several other members of the Sidney Fire & Emergency Services worked to keep him calm and quickly install an aluminum tube around him to quickly remove the corn and then him from the storage bin he was stuck within. — Thankfully, it was just practice.
Miami County, OHDayton Daily News

JUST IN: Court upholds ruling to reinstate fired Miami Twp. officer

A Miami Twp. police officer fired two years ago should be reinstated, an appeals court has ruled. A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge’s ruling on an arbitrator’s decision to reinstate Doug Hesler has been upheld, records show. The township’s board of trustees appealed the trial court’s denial of an...
Darke County, OH1017thepoint.com

A Weekend Fire Destroyed a Church in Darke County

A weekend fire destroyed a church in Darke County. Crews were called early Saturday morning to the Shiloh Old German Baptist Brethren Church on Delisle Fourman Road. Firefighters say heavy flames were shooting out of the back of the church building when they arrived, and a roof collapsed before firefighters could get inside. The church building was less than two years old and is a total loss. No injuries were reported.
Waynesfield, OHpeakofohio.com

Child drowning under investigation

An out-of-state boy drowned in a pond near Waynesfield on his 3rd birthday Friday around 12:05 p.m. The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office reports the incident happened on Fairmount Road. Austin Smith was found unresponsive and CPR was performed. Smith was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes in southwest Ohio

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Two tornadoes touched down during heavy storms in southwest Ohio, the National Weather Service has confirmed. At 4:12 p.m. Friday, an EF2 tornado set down near Fort Recovery in Mercer County, according to the Weather Service. The tornado continued for about 5.7 miles, lifting at 4:25 p.m. The tornado was about 200 yards wide and had maximum wind speeds of 115 mph.
Montgomery County, OHDayton Daily News

Just In: Miami Twp. building sells for $7 million

An industrial building in Miami Twp. just sold for a little over $7 million, Montgomery County property records show. The 217,330-square-foot building that has served as the home to a local National Archives & Records Administration operation since 2003 changed hands in a sale dated June 15. NGP VII DAYTON...
Jay County, INkicks96.com

EF-2 Tornado Confirmed by The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Jay County, as severe storms pushed through the area Friday night. Meteorologists say the tornado developed about three miles south of Bryant and had winds of at least 130 miles an hour. Several rural homes and farmsteads were destroyed, and several head of cattle were killed. A tornado also damaged more than ten homes and dozens of other structures in Fort Recovery, Ohio. No injuries were reported in that storm. There was also storm damage in the Richmond area, including large trees down on headstones at Earlham Cemetery.
Shelby County, OHSidney Daily News

WOBA cyclists roll into Shelby County

SIDNEY — Storm clouds parted Saturday afternoon just in time for cyclists to make their way into Sidney. “I think it’s going to get cloudy later, but knock on wood, I think we’ll avoid the rain,” Jeff Pierron, director of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), said. “When you go on a week-long bike tour, you pretty much expect that you’re going to get wet at some point or get cold at some point. It’s all part of the experience.”
Springfield, OHSpringfield News Sun

Gordon Food Service hiring event is Tuesday

Applications must be made in person from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. Gordon Food Service will hire warehouse and transportation workers during a direct-hire job fair at its Springfield distribution center. Applications must be made in person from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the distribution...