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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Piqua boy, 10, arrested for making threats at school
 UPDATE @ 9:05 p.m: Eaton police confirm they have increased patrol the past couple of days after threats of violence were made against community schools. There were separate threats made against two middle schools where students overheard another student threatening acts of violence. Both students were suspended from the schools and...

Posted: 18 hours ago

UPDATE @ 9:05 p.m: Eaton police confirm they have increased patrol the past couple of days after threats of violence were made against community schools. There were separate threats made against two middle schools where students overheard another student threatening acts of violence. Both students were suspended from the schools and...
Prosecutor: Teen ‘terrorizing the community’ belongs in adult court
 Prosecutors say a 17-year-old will face multiple charges for “terrorizing the community” in an 18-hour crime spree from Dayton to Miamisburg, where he was shot by police who stopped a dangerous scene at a busy interchange. The Dunbar High School student may face those 10 charges in adult court. Prosecutors will seek to try him...

Posted: 2 days ago

Prosecutors say a 17-year-old will face multiple charges for “terrorizing the community” in an 18-hour crime spree from Dayton to Miamisburg, where he was shot by police who stopped a dangerous scene at a busy interchange. The Dunbar High School student may face those 10 charges in adult court. Prosecutors will seek to try him...
Off-duty Miami Twp. officer who shot teen robbery suspect ID’d, praised
 A seven-year veteran of the Miami Twp. Police Department has been identified as the off-duty officer who shot a teenager reportedly toting a gun and seeking to escape near I-75 in Miamisburg. James Swearingen is named in court records as the law enforcement officer that the 17-year-old is charged as “did knowingly cause or attempt to...

Posted: 2 days ago

A seven-year veteran of the Miami Twp. Police Department has been identified as the off-duty officer who shot a teenager reportedly toting a gun and seeking to escape near I-75 in Miamisburg. James Swearingen is named in court records as the law enforcement officer that the 17-year-old is charged as “did knowingly cause or attempt to...
Miamisburg turns 200 today: 10 things to know about city’s history
 Tonight Miamisburg will mark its 200th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration at the Baum Opera House. The event comes two centuries to the day after Miamisburg was founded in 1818. As the city marks its first significant bicentennial celebration, here are 10 things to know about Miamisburg’s history: • The Indian burial...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tonight Miamisburg will mark its 200th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration at the Baum Opera House. The event comes two centuries to the day after Miamisburg was founded in 1818. As the city marks its first significant bicentennial celebration, here are 10 things to know about Miamisburg’s history: • The Indian burial...
More charges filed in Miamisburg officer-involved shooting case
 The teen’s next court hearing will be in April. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to have the officer-involved shooting case involving a 17-year-old moved to adult court, in addition to filing more charges against the suspect.Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr. said the teen used a 0.45 caliber semi automatic...

Posted: 2 days ago

The teen’s next court hearing will be in April. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to have the officer-involved shooting case involving a 17-year-old moved to adult court, in addition to filing more charges against the suspect.Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr. said the teen used a 0.45 caliber semi automatic...
Funeral services set for area basketball icon
 Services are set for an area basketball icon who died earlier this month. A gathering is set for Friday and a Mass for Feb. 26 for Dan Gerhard, who spent decades in the Dayton area as both a decorated player and a coach. Gerhard died Feb. 13 at age 66. As a high school athlete, he was Player of the Year in Ohio in 1970 when Dayton Chaminade...

Posted: 3 days ago

Services are set for an area basketball icon who died earlier this month. A gathering is set for Friday and a Mass for Feb. 26 for Dan Gerhard, who spent decades in the Dayton area as both a decorated player and a coach. Gerhard died Feb. 13 at age 66. As a high school athlete, he was Player of the Year in Ohio in 1970 when Dayton Chaminade...
Miamisburg police investigate gas station sex offense
 Sgt. Jeff Muncy said the suspect in this case saw himself on the news and turned himself in to be questioned. The man is accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a gas station earlier this month. Muncy said the man is an uncharged suspect so they are not naming him at this time. Miamisburg police report they have identified and spoken...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sgt. Jeff Muncy said the suspect in this case saw himself on the news and turned himself in to be questioned. The man is accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a gas station earlier this month. Muncy said the man is an uncharged suspect so they are not naming him at this time. Miamisburg police report they have identified and spoken...
Miamisburg bicentennial: Local Monopoly game set for 200th birthday
 Miamisburg is getting Monopoly as a birthday present. But it isn’t just a regular birthday — or an ordinary version of the board game. A commemorative Miamisburg opoly will be unveiled Tuesday night as the community celebrates its bicentennial with a Founder’s Day dinner. RELATED: Miamisburg marking 200 years with Founder&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Miamisburg is getting Monopoly as a birthday present. But it isn’t just a regular birthday — or an ordinary version of the board game. A commemorative Miamisburg opoly will be unveiled Tuesday night as the community celebrates its bicentennial with a Founder’s Day dinner. RELATED: Miamisburg marking 200 years with Founder&rsquo...
Firing range shootings: Fatality, police officer among 4 Ohio cases
 An accidental shooting at a Miami Twp. armory occurred Friday, the owner said, when a military veteran’s gun discharged as he was holstering it. The man - described a local, frequent customer of the Miami Armory – was wounded in the buttocks as he was seeking to secure the semi-automatic weapon, according to armory owner David...

Posted: 3 days ago

An accidental shooting at a Miami Twp. armory occurred Friday, the owner said, when a military veteran’s gun discharged as he was holstering it. The man - described a local, frequent customer of the Miami Armory – was wounded in the buttocks as he was seeking to secure the semi-automatic weapon, according to armory owner David...
Ohio firearms group says gun owners are ‘doing something’
 Last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school that left 17 dead and even more injured has rekindled the debate on gun-control issues. In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Association on Friday issued a release noting that a call “to do something” regarding the gun violence such as the Feb. 14 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Posted: 4 days ago

Last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school that left 17 dead and even more injured has rekindled the debate on gun-control issues. In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Association on Friday issued a release noting that a call “to do something” regarding the gun violence such as the Feb. 14 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
New Austin Landing restaurant: Four changes that may come with BW3s
 Plans for a new restaurant at Austin Landing may pave the way for other improvements. A Buffalo Wild Wings between Kohl’s and Kroger near the Ohio 741 entrance may accompany other upgrades to Austin Landing’s eastern entrance, according to the developer of the 142-acre mixed-use retail complex near the Austin Boulevard interchange...

Posted: 4 days ago

Plans for a new restaurant at Austin Landing may pave the way for other improvements. A Buffalo Wild Wings between Kohl’s and Kroger near the Ohio 741 entrance may accompany other upgrades to Austin Landing’s eastern entrance, according to the developer of the 142-acre mixed-use retail complex near the Austin Boulevard interchange...