Local News Briefs Monday, September 28th

Bond Set For Dayton Fugitive

A bond of $500,000 was set for a 33-year old Dayton man who was arraigned last week on a felony escape charge…Je-Tarre Washington was tracked down by U-S Marshall’s in Oklahoma after 2-weeks on the run. Washington was on a medical furlough from Miami County for dental surgery when he cut off his ankle bracelet and fled from his mother’s Dayton home. A jury trial has been rescheduled for Nov. 6 on the original charges of an auto theft in Piqua this past June, burglary from a home on Piqua-Lockington Road, and possession of cocaine.

Courthouse Plaza Renovations Wrapping up

Finishing touches were being made last week for the renovated courthouse plaza in Troy. The nearly $3-million plaza is due to open on Thursday, October 1.

Local Donor Achieves Milestone

A milestone was reached for a West Milton resident last week. Daniel Hartnagel made his 100th blood donation at the Community Blood Center. A transplanted Daytonian, Hartnagel grew up in Belmont and began donating blood as a teenager at Chaminade High School. He averages four whole blood donations per year.

Bethel Township Accident Results In Fatality

A New Carlisle man died from his injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Bethel Township. 74-year old James Williams died after his car and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of State Route 235 and U-S Route 40. The driver of the truck, 50-year old William Evans was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Piqua Salvation Army Christmas Assistance

Due to COVID-19, those needing some help for Christmas this year through the Piqua Salvation Army will need to schedule a Christmas application telephone interview. Staff will be taking applications for families with/without children in Piqua and Fletcher and singles/couples without children 12 and under in Covington and the Miami County side of Bradford. For more information and/or to schedule a Christmas interview, call 937-773-7563.

Miami And Shelby Counties Report New COVID-19 Cases

The Ohio Department of Health reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Miami County since Friday, bringing Miami County’s total cases to 1454, and 51 deaths. In Shelby County, 1 new case of COVID-19 was reported on Friday, but none on Saturday or Sunday bringing the county’s total to 649 cases and 10 deaths.

Darke County Home Invasion

A New Madison man is in the Darke County Jail after being picked up by sheriff’s deputies Saturday night. A resident on North Harrison Street in New Madison called 9-1-1 after someone entered her home. Dispatchers say they could hear that the caller was being attacked. Upon arrival, 36-year old Dustin Yount was arrested after a short struggle with officers. Charges are pending.

Troy Community Blood Drive

First Presbyterian Church in Troy will sponsor a community blood drive Sept. 30 from 2-6 p.m. at 20 S. Walnut Street. The drive is intended to help maintain the area blood supply and help in the fight against cancer. Donors must make an appointment at DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220. Those who register will receive a T-shirt.

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