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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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Moraine appoints new council member, special election set for fall
 Moraine City Council has appointed someone to fill the vacancy created by the death of a three-term member. Don Burchett was appointed Thursday night to the at-large city council post held by Jim McGuire, who died March 26. Burchett will be sworn in April 26, according to the city. RELATED: Moraine considers filling vacant council seat after...

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Moraine City Council has appointed someone to fill the vacancy created by the death of a three-term member. Don Burchett was appointed Thursday night to the at-large city council post held by Jim McGuire, who died March 26. Burchett will be sworn in April 26, according to the city. RELATED: Moraine considers filling vacant council seat after...
Kettering teen accused of murdering student skips hearing; trial set
 A Kettering teen accused of murdering a Fairmont High School student in 2016 was not in court this afternoon as his trial date was confirmed. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer said Kylen Gregory’s trial in the fatal shooting of Ronnie Bowers two years ago this coming Labor Day weekend will go forward May 7. Defense...

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A Kettering teen accused of murdering a Fairmont High School student in 2016 was not in court this afternoon as his trial date was confirmed. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer said Kylen Gregory’s trial in the fatal shooting of Ronnie Bowers two years ago this coming Labor Day weekend will go forward May 7. Defense...
9 concerns school had with teacher later convicted of teen sex crimes
 A recently-released memo about an ex-Miamisburg teacher’s conduct with students shows school district officials had several concerns more than 15 months before the filing of a criminal report that led to her conviction on sexual battery charges involving a student. Miamisburg records obtained by this news organization show school administrators...

Posted: a day ago

A recently-released memo about an ex-Miamisburg teacher’s conduct with students shows school district officials had several concerns more than 15 months before the filing of a criminal report that led to her conviction on sexual battery charges involving a student. Miamisburg records obtained by this news organization show school administrators...
Moraine considers filling open council seat after longtime leader dies
 Four applicants for the vacant Moraine City Council seat created by last month’s death of Jim McGuire will be the topic of a special meeting tonight as the deadline for filling the post draws near. Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. to consider Bob Allen, Rocky Bangert, Donald Burchett and Basil Tom Hicks for the at-large seat, one of...

Posted: 2 days ago

Four applicants for the vacant Moraine City Council seat created by last month’s death of Jim McGuire will be the topic of a special meeting tonight as the deadline for filling the post draws near. Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. to consider Bob Allen, Rocky Bangert, Donald Burchett and Basil Tom Hicks for the at-large seat, one of...
4 seek to fill vacant seat created by death of Moraine councilman
 Four people have applied for the vacancy on Moraine City Council. Bob Allen, Rocky Bangert, Donald Burchett and Basil Tom Hicks are all seeking to fill the seat created by the death of three-term City Councilman Jim McGuire. McGuire died March 26 death at age 72. Moraine City Council has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss...

Posted: 2 days ago

Four people have applied for the vacancy on Moraine City Council. Bob Allen, Rocky Bangert, Donald Burchett and Basil Tom Hicks are all seeking to fill the seat created by the death of three-term City Councilman Jim McGuire. McGuire died March 26 death at age 72. Moraine City Council has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss...
Part of Ohio 725 closed in Miamisburg for emergency road repairs
 A portion of Ohio 725 in Miamisburg is closed for emergency repairs, according to the city. The state route was closed today in both directions between Riverview and Linden avenues due to emergency roadway repairs taking place, the city said this morning. DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APPS FOR LATEST BREAKING NEWS This closure will continue daily from...

Posted: 2 days ago

A portion of Ohio 725 in Miamisburg is closed for emergency repairs, according to the city. The state route was closed today in both directions between Riverview and Linden avenues due to emergency roadway repairs taking place, the city said this morning. DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APPS FOR LATEST BREAKING NEWS This closure will continue daily from...
Miamisburg told teacher: ‘Refrain from physical contact with students’
 Miamisburg officials investigated concerns about a middle school teacher’s conduct with students more than a year before she faced criminal charges about sexual contact with an eighth-grader, a newly obtained school district memo shows. The concerns included allegations of Jessica Langford “flirting with male students” and...

Posted: 3 days ago

Miamisburg officials investigated concerns about a middle school teacher’s conduct with students more than a year before she faced criminal charges about sexual contact with an eighth-grader, a newly obtained school district memo shows. The concerns included allegations of Jessica Langford “flirting with male students” and...
Records: School worried ex-teacher flirted a year before sex charges
 Concerns about an ex-Miamisburg teacher’s interactions with students began more than a year before the sexual battery incident with a student that she was convicted of last week, a newly obtained school district memo shows. Complaints involving Jessica Langford “flirting with male students” and concerns that the Centerville...

Posted: 3 days ago

Concerns about an ex-Miamisburg teacher’s interactions with students began more than a year before the sexual battery incident with a student that she was convicted of last week, a newly obtained school district memo shows. Complaints involving Jessica Langford “flirting with male students” and concerns that the Centerville...
Court date reset for Dayton teen suspect shot by Miami Twp. police
 A hearing on whether a 17-year-old robbery suspect from Dayton shot by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer will face adult charges has been delayed. A hearing for the Dunbar High School student is accused of robbing a Miamisburg gas station Feb. 5 had been scheduled for this afternoon. But it has been rescheduled for June 22, according...

Posted: 4 days ago

A hearing on whether a 17-year-old robbery suspect from Dayton shot by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer will face adult charges has been delayed. A hearing for the Dunbar High School student is accused of robbing a Miamisburg gas station Feb. 5 had been scheduled for this afternoon. But it has been rescheduled for June 22, according...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted: 5 recent times teachers faced charges
 Friday’s conviction of a former Miamisburg teacher is the latest court case involving an educator accused of wrongdoing. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, was found guilty by a jury of three counts of sexual battery and three counts of lawful sexual conduct with a minor. She was accused of having sex in her Miamisburg Middle School...

Posted: 5 days ago

Friday’s conviction of a former Miamisburg teacher is the latest court case involving an educator accused of wrongdoing. Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, was found guilty by a jury of three counts of sexual battery and three counts of lawful sexual conduct with a minor. She was accused of having sex in her Miamisburg Middle School...
Prosecutor: Teacher’s conviction on student sex charges ‘sends a signal’
 A jury’s guilty verdicts in a trial of a former Miamisburg teacher on sex charges involving a middle school student “sends a signal to the community,” said the prosecutor who got those convictions. Jessica Langford pounded the table once and sobbed uncontrollably Friday afternoon for several minutes after the jury of eight...

Posted: 7 days ago

A jury’s guilty verdicts in a trial of a former Miamisburg teacher on sex charges involving a middle school student “sends a signal to the community,” said the prosecutor who got those convictions. Jessica Langford pounded the table once and sobbed uncontrollably Friday afternoon for several minutes after the jury of eight...