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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Local substitute teacher indicted by grand jury on sex charges
 For the second time in a week, an indictment alleging sexual misconduct with teenage minor students has been issued against an educator, this time with charges against a Kettering substitute teacher. Madeline Marx, 23, of Kettering, was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on two counts of sexual battery, court records show...

Posted: 18 hours ago

For the second time in a week, an indictment alleging sexual misconduct with teenage minor students has been issued against an educator, this time with charges against a Kettering substitute teacher. Madeline Marx, 23, of Kettering, was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on two counts of sexual battery, court records show...
Pay raises for Miami Twp. police chief, captains top 7 percent
 Police administrators in Miami Twp. have been given pay hikes. The salaries of Police Chief Ron Hess and Capts. John Magill and Russell Johnson are all increasing more than 7.5 percent as a result of a unanimous vote this week by township trustees. RELATED: Miami Twp. police earn accreditation for first time in decades The compensation for...

Posted: a day ago

Police administrators in Miami Twp. have been given pay hikes. The salaries of Police Chief Ron Hess and Capts. John Magill and Russell Johnson are all increasing more than 7.5 percent as a result of a unanimous vote this week by township trustees. RELATED: Miami Twp. police earn accreditation for first time in decades The compensation for...
Miami Twp. extends medical marijuana moratorium again
 A second extension of a moratorium on medical marijuana has beeen approved by Miami Twp. It places another six-month ban on the issuing and processing of permits to allow cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries. RELATED: Trustees vote to extend medical marijuana moratorium The township’s first moratorium was approved by trustees...

Posted: a day ago

A second extension of a moratorium on medical marijuana has beeen approved by Miami Twp. It places another six-month ban on the issuing and processing of permits to allow cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries. RELATED: Trustees vote to extend medical marijuana moratorium The township’s first moratorium was approved by trustees...
NEW DETAILS: Ex-Miamisburg teacher indicted for having sex with student
 A former Miamisburg Middle School teacher is set to face multiple charges this month for an alleged “sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student” in late May, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville resigned from the district amid allegations she was sexually involved...

Posted: 2 days ago

A former Miamisburg Middle School teacher is set to face multiple charges this month for an alleged “sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student” in late May, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville resigned from the district amid allegations she was sexually involved...
Miami Twp. to change waste haulers for next 3 years
 Miami Twp. has opted to change the company it contracts with for waste collection. Township trustees voted Tuesday night to award a three-year contract to Rumpke of Ohio, Inc. That company submitted the “lowest and best” bid over Waste Management Inc., the township’s current provider whose contract expires Dec. 31. RELATED...

Posted: 3 days ago

Miami Twp. has opted to change the company it contracts with for waste collection. Township trustees voted Tuesday night to award a three-year contract to Rumpke of Ohio, Inc. That company submitted the “lowest and best” bid over Waste Management Inc., the township’s current provider whose contract expires Dec. 31. RELATED...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher indicted for having sex with student
 A former Miamisburg Middle School teacher was indicted Tuesday on multiple charges for an alleged “sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student,” according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, is being charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful...

Posted: 3 days ago

A former Miamisburg Middle School teacher was indicted Tuesday on multiple charges for an alleged “sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student,” according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, is being charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful...
Miami Twp. OKs annexation plan for Austin South in Springboro
 Miami Twp. has approved of a plan for Springboro to annex land for the $380 million Austin South project. Austin South is a continuation of the development of the Austin Boulevard/Ohio 741 intersection, south of Austin Landing. RELATED: Springboro set to consider Austin annexation plan The proposal passed by trustees Tuesday night calls for...

Posted: 3 days ago

Miami Twp. has approved of a plan for Springboro to annex land for the $380 million Austin South project. Austin South is a continuation of the development of the Austin Boulevard/Ohio 741 intersection, south of Austin Landing. RELATED: Springboro set to consider Austin annexation plan The proposal passed by trustees Tuesday night calls for...
Miamisburg’s Turkey Trot: What to know about running this year
 Thousands of people will descend on downtown Miamisburg next week for a decades-long Thanksgiving tradition, and time is running out to reserve a spot to join. The 39th annual Turkey Trot — featuring a five-mile run and one-mile fun walk/run — starts at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day) at the intersection of Main Street and...

Posted: 3 days ago

Thousands of people will descend on downtown Miamisburg next week for a decades-long Thanksgiving tradition, and time is running out to reserve a spot to join. The 39th annual Turkey Trot — featuring a five-mile run and one-mile fun walk/run — starts at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day) at the intersection of Main Street and...
5 unique places to eat, drink and visit in historic downtown Miamisburg
 Downtown Miamisburg offers several ways to spend leisure time for those choosing to drive to the city on the banks of the Great Miami River or stop in while cycling along the regional path winding through the area. Eateries such as Bullwinkles Top Hat Bistro, the Hamburger Wagon and Ron’s Pizza have long been standards for visitors...

Posted: 4 days ago

Downtown Miamisburg offers several ways to spend leisure time for those choosing to drive to the city on the banks of the Great Miami River or stop in while cycling along the regional path winding through the area. Eateries such as Bullwinkles Top Hat Bistro, the Hamburger Wagon and Ron’s Pizza have long been standards for visitors...
Local paramedic overdose underlines an extreme danger to police, EMTs
 A recent accidental overdose by a Fairborn firefighter-paramedic that gained national attention has again shed light on the dangers of accidental exposures to opioids, including one of the most dangerous, fentanyl. The EMT, while driving a suspected overdose patient to seek treatment Thursday night, began showing symptoms of an overdose himself...

Posted: 5 days ago

A recent accidental overdose by a Fairborn firefighter-paramedic that gained national attention has again shed light on the dangers of accidental exposures to opioids, including one of the most dangerous, fentanyl. The EMT, while driving a suspected overdose patient to seek treatment Thursday night, began showing symptoms of an overdose himself...
More teachers in trouble: 5 recent cases of alleged improper conduct
 A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher is the latest area teacher to face questions of improper conduct. Madeline Marx faces felony charges after an arrest Wednesday by Kettering police. The 23-year-old is charged with two felony counts of sexual battery. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with at least two Fairmont...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher is the latest area teacher to face questions of improper conduct. Madeline Marx faces felony charges after an arrest Wednesday by Kettering police. The 23-year-old is charged with two felony counts of sexual battery. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with at least two Fairmont...