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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Snapchat subpoenaed in ex-Miamisburg teacher’s teen sex charges
 Social media company Snapchat has become a part of the case against a former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. The company — with an app that allows users to send images to friends — is among those named in subpoenas in preparation for the April trial of...

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Social media company Snapchat has become a part of the case against a former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. The company — with an app that allows users to send images to friends — is among those named in subpoenas in preparation for the April trial of...
Coroner: Wrong-way driver in I-675 double fatal was intoxicated
 The driver who police said caused a double-fatal accident last fall by going on the wrong way on Interstate 675 was intoxicated, according to coroner’s records. Melvin Bonie of Beavercreek had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood on Oct. 16, according to the Montgomery County coroner’s report. About 9:30 p.m...

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The driver who police said caused a double-fatal accident last fall by going on the wrong way on Interstate 675 was intoxicated, according to coroner’s records. Melvin Bonie of Beavercreek had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood on Oct. 16, according to the Montgomery County coroner’s report. About 9:30 p.m...
Tax deal to mean more jobs on site of largest West Carrollton employer
 A tax incentive deal for the parent company of West Carrollton’s largest employer could lead to a $12 million expansion in the city. The West Carrollton City Council on Tuesday night is expected to pass a measure allowing an economic development incentive agreement with Misumi USA Inc., which owns the Dayton Progress Corp., provider...

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A tax incentive deal for the parent company of West Carrollton’s largest employer could lead to a $12 million expansion in the city. The West Carrollton City Council on Tuesday night is expected to pass a measure allowing an economic development incentive agreement with Misumi USA Inc., which owns the Dayton Progress Corp., provider...
Miamisburg bicentennial: Events marking 200th birthday start Saturday
 This weekend is the first of multiple events this year celebrating Miamisburg’s bicentennial, which will include a week of festivities in June. Surrounding the events from June 16-23, the Miamisburg Bicentennial Committee will hold at least one monthly event commemorating the Feb. 20, 1818, founding of Miamisburg. RELATED: Bicentennial...

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This weekend is the first of multiple events this year celebrating Miamisburg’s bicentennial, which will include a week of festivities in June. Surrounding the events from June 16-23, the Miamisburg Bicentennial Committee will hold at least one monthly event commemorating the Feb. 20, 1818, founding of Miamisburg. RELATED: Bicentennial...
Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton
 A few thousand women and supporters gathered at Courthouse Square Saturday on the near one-year anniversary of the marches that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event was organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The rally is designed to engage...

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A few thousand women and supporters gathered at Courthouse Square Saturday on the near one-year anniversary of the marches that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event was organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The rally is designed to engage...
Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing
 Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.  The community...

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Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.  The community...
Good Samaritan Hospital: NAACP, church leader want ‘pathway forward’
 Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. RELATED: Premier Health...

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Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. RELATED: Premier Health...
West Carrollton Dixie demolition plan promises jobs, new retail
 Tearing down a former Dixie Drive restaurant is the latest building demolition planned along West Carrollton’s riverfront corridor – and one that is expected to bring that area’s first new retail space in about 20 years. RELATED: Demolition paves way for Kettering Health Network The proposal by Dayton Hydroponics is the...

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Tearing down a former Dixie Drive restaurant is the latest building demolition planned along West Carrollton’s riverfront corridor – and one that is expected to bring that area’s first new retail space in about 20 years. RELATED: Demolition paves way for Kettering Health Network The proposal by Dayton Hydroponics is the...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher’s trial on teen sex charges: Who might testify?
 Several Miamisburg school administrators have been subpoenaed in the case of a former middle school teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. Eight district administrators and two unnamed minors are among those identified on 18 subpoenas issued Wednesday in the criminal case against Jessica...

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Several Miamisburg school administrators have been subpoenaed in the case of a former middle school teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. Eight district administrators and two unnamed minors are among those identified on 18 subpoenas issued Wednesday in the criminal case against Jessica...
5 demolition sites targeted in 1-mile West Carrollton strip near I-75
 In the past year, several parcels of land totaling nearly 20 acres in a one-mile strip of East Dixie Drive in West Carrollton have been targeted for demolition. The city is looking to redevelopment the Dixie/Central Avenue corridor along with the Great Miami River near Interstate 75 with the vision of turning it into a multi-million dollar...

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In the past year, several parcels of land totaling nearly 20 acres in a one-mile strip of East Dixie Drive in West Carrollton have been targeted for demolition. The city is looking to redevelopment the Dixie/Central Avenue corridor along with the Great Miami River near Interstate 75 with the vision of turning it into a multi-million dollar...
Judge denies request by ex-Miamisburg teacher facing teen sex charges
 The request by a former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student to have all grand jury testimony prepared for trial has been rejected. But the judge’s ruling in the case against Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, left open the possibility that grand jury testimony...

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The request by a former Miamisburg teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student to have all grand jury testimony prepared for trial has been rejected. But the judge’s ruling in the case against Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, left open the possibility that grand jury testimony...