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 nears end of probe into deadly shooting involving Moraine police
 The state has among the last pieces of evidence it needs to complete its criminal investigation into how a Dayton man died in an October shooting involving Moraine police officers. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday it has the final autopsy report on 23-year-old Jamarco McShann, who died from “multiple shotgun and...

Posted: 5 hours ago

The state has among the last pieces of evidence it needs to complete its criminal investigation into how a Dayton man died in an October shooting involving Moraine police officers. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday it has the final autopsy report on 23-year-old Jamarco McShann, who died from “multiple shotgun and...
Manufacturer to triple its Miamisburg jobs, move from Dayton
 A Miamisburg company plans to triple the number of jobs it provides in the city as part of a $7 million investment, documents show. Staco Energy Products intends to add 44 jobs with the construction of a 100,000 square foot facility proposed on Technical Drive. The manufacturer of power equipment has 22 employees at its corporate headquarters...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A Miamisburg company plans to triple the number of jobs it provides in the city as part of a $7 million investment, documents show. Staco Energy Products intends to add 44 jobs with the construction of a 100,000 square foot facility proposed on Technical Drive. The manufacturer of power equipment has 22 employees at its corporate headquarters...
Dayton man killed in Moraine police shooting died of multiple wounds
 A Dayton man killed in a shooting involving two Moraine police officers in October died of several gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office final report. The cause and manner of Jamarco McShann’s Oct. 20 death was “multiple shotgun and gunshot wounds,” the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said this...

Posted: 12 hours ago

A Dayton man killed in a shooting involving two Moraine police officers in October died of several gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office final report. The cause and manner of Jamarco McShann’s Oct. 20 death was “multiple shotgun and gunshot wounds,” the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said this...
State bill halts West Carrollton farm animal work, but city posts survey
 Pending state legislation has city planners suspending further research into allowing small farm animals in residential areas. But West Carrollton officials still are asking residents to weigh in by taking a short survey on the issue, which has been discussed in several area cities, Beavercreek, Dayton and Huber Heights among them. Ohio House...

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Pending state legislation has city planners suspending further research into allowing small farm animals in residential areas. But West Carrollton officials still are asking residents to weigh in by taking a short survey on the issue, which has been discussed in several area cities, Beavercreek, Dayton and Huber Heights among them. Ohio House...
Miami Twp. security upgrades aim to help public, police, staff
 Renovations to increase security in Miami Twp.’s police department and administration building are designed to provide more protection to staff and the public, officials said. The more than $500,000 in work expected to begin this week at the Lyons Road facilities also will include installing cameras to record activities in the meeting...

Posted: 3 days ago

Renovations to increase security in Miami Twp.’s police department and administration building are designed to provide more protection to staff and the public, officials said. The more than $500,000 in work expected to begin this week at the Lyons Road facilities also will include installing cameras to record activities in the meeting...
First-time officeholder picked as president of Miami Twp. trustees
 Miami Twp. trustees have picked a new leader. John Morris has been selected by the three-member board of trustees as its new president. Morris won the most votes in a five-way race for two expiring seats in November in his first attempt at elected office. RELATED: Miami Twp. trustee challengers finish at top in 5-way race Doug Barry, board...

Posted: 5 days ago

Miami Twp. trustees have picked a new leader. John Morris has been selected by the three-member board of trustees as its new president. Morris won the most votes in a five-way race for two expiring seats in November in his first attempt at elected office. RELATED: Miami Twp. trustee challengers finish at top in 5-way race Doug Barry, board...
Survey: Do West Carrollton residents want chickens, pigs in neighborhoods?
 West Carrollton residents are being asked if they are interested in allowing small farm animals in residential neighborhoods. The city has posted a survey online seeking residents’ preferences on the issue after a building inspection last year showed ducks being kept as pets in a residential neighborhood on West Main Street. RELATED...

Posted: 5 days ago

West Carrollton residents are being asked if they are interested in allowing small farm animals in residential neighborhoods. The city has posted a survey online seeking residents’ preferences on the issue after a building inspection last year showed ducks being kept as pets in a residential neighborhood on West Main Street. RELATED...
Miamisburg bicentennial: Volunteers, food and craft vendors sought
 Do you operate a restaurant whose food you want to sell at Miamisburg’s week-long bicentennial celebration in June? Or maybe you belong to an organization that wants promote itself in either – or both – of the two parades planned June 16 and June 23. Or would you rather volunteer your time individually to mark Miamisburg&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Do you operate a restaurant whose food you want to sell at Miamisburg’s week-long bicentennial celebration in June? Or maybe you belong to an organization that wants promote itself in either – or both – of the two parades planned June 16 and June 23. Or would you rather volunteer your time individually to mark Miamisburg&rsquo...
Retired police chief keeping deputy mayor title in West Carrollton
 A retired West Carrollton police chief recently re-elected to city council is keeping the title of deputy mayor. Rick Barnhart on Tuesday night was unanimously reappointed by council to the position, which he first assumed in January 2016. The vote came after Barnhart joined three new council members in being sworn in. RELATED: City extends...

Posted: 6 days ago

A retired West Carrollton police chief recently re-elected to city council is keeping the title of deputy mayor. Rick Barnhart on Tuesday night was unanimously reappointed by council to the position, which he first assumed in January 2016. The vote came after Barnhart joined three new council members in being sworn in. RELATED: City extends...
JUST IN: Gardening firm to demolish ex-restaurant, build bigger site
 A hydroponics company plans to move from its West Carrollton location on Ohio 725 to a new site it plans to build on East Dixie Drive, according to the city. Dayton Hydroponics plans to relocate from 3856 Miamisburg-Centerville Road after demolishing a former restaurant it bought at 630 E. Dixie and building a facility more than twice as...

Posted: 7 days ago

A hydroponics company plans to move from its West Carrollton location on Ohio 725 to a new site it plans to build on East Dixie Drive, according to the city. Dayton Hydroponics plans to relocate from 3856 Miamisburg-Centerville Road after demolishing a former restaurant it bought at 630 E. Dixie and building a facility more than twice as...
New Miami Twp. trustees to take oath; board electing new leadership
 Miami Twp. trustees are set tonight to choose new leadership as two new members take their oath. A swearing-in ceremony for Donald Culp and John Morris will be held prior to the 6 p.m. meeting, at which a president and vice president of the board are set to be voted on. RELATED: Miami Twp. trustee challengers finish at top in 5-way race Culp...

Posted: 7 days ago

Miami Twp. trustees are set tonight to choose new leadership as two new members take their oath. A swearing-in ceremony for Donald Culp and John Morris will be held prior to the 6 p.m. meeting, at which a president and vice president of the board are set to be voted on. RELATED: Miami Twp. trustee challengers finish at top in 5-way race Culp...