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01/19/2017 12:12 AM
County faces big bill to keep civilian flights at Grissom

A private company has told Miami County officials that it wasn't making money servicing civilian planes at Grissom and would be pulling out. Miami County Economic Development Authority director Jim Tidd says services such as aircraft fueling, maintenance and de-icing must be offered by a civilian operator at the military base about midway between South Bend and Indianapolis.


01/06/2017 01:54 PM
Man already serving sentence for sex assault pleads guilty to more rape charges

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ohio - A man serving a 20-years-to life prison sentence from Miami County pleaded guilty to rape in Champaign County Wednesday. Benjie D. Van Winkle, 43, is serving his sentence for sexually assaulting minors, according to our partners at the Urbana Daily Citizen.


01/04/2017 12:10 AM
Council members vote to ban medical marijuana operations in Tipp City

The ordinance passed prohibits any Tipp City property to be used as a cultivating, processing or selling site for medical marijuana. Council member John Kessler said Tuesday night that he thinks it's the state's responsibility to set the guidelines for cities to follow and until that happens this ordinance will give elected officials more time to find out what its citizens think about it.


01/03/2017 01:20 PM
Runaway Miami County teen believed to be in Dayton

Faith A. Lewis, 17, ran away from her home "several months ago," but has been in contact with her guardian, according to the Miami County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement agency or Detective Todd Cooper at 937-440-3965 EXT.


12/27/2016 05:57 PM
Piqua man sentenced to 20 years for rape of a child

A man guilty of raping a five-year-old child multiple times was sentenced to serve 20 years to life in prison Tuesday. William Thomas Baker, 44, of Piqua and formerly of Troy, was originally charged with 10 counts of first-degree felony rape in September, but was only sentenced on two counts during his sentencing hearing in Miami County Common Pleas Court, according to our partners at the Piqua Daily Call.


12/26/2016 11:08 AM
Driver flees after chase crossed 2 western Ohio counties

Authorities in western Ohio say a man ran away on foot from deputies after a car chase that crossed two counties. Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff's Office say the chase started early Monday morning when the driver failed to pull over on southbound Interstate 75 near Troy.