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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Police identify suspected wrong-way driver in I-75 crash that killed Mason family
 The driver police suspect of driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 and crashed head-on into another car killing three Warren County family members on St. Patrick's Day has been identified. Moraine police identified the driver as 21-year-old Abby Michaels. According to Moraine police, Michaels was driving a car that crossed over the...

Posted: 4 hours ago

The driver police suspect of driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 and crashed head-on into another car killing three Warren County family members on St. Patrick's Day has been identified. Moraine police identified the driver as 21-year-old Abby Michaels. According to Moraine police, Michaels was driving a car that crossed over the...
Moraine city manager out after less than a year
 Moraine’s city manager has been replaced. Economic Development Director Michael Davis has been named acting city manager, according to the city’s website. Bryan Chodkowski’s resignation was the subject of a special Moraine City Council meeting Monday night. He is no longer listed on the city website’s staff directory...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Moraine’s city manager has been replaced. Economic Development Director Michael Davis has been named acting city manager, according to the city’s website. Bryan Chodkowski’s resignation was the subject of a special Moraine City Council meeting Monday night. He is no longer listed on the city website’s staff directory...
3 family members die in I-75 wrong-way crash: ‘This is absolutely tragic’
 Police suspect alcohol was a factor as a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 crashed into an oncoming car, killing three members of a Warren County family in what one officer called a “horrific” St. Patrick’s Day tragedy. Several questions remained Monday afternoon in the wreck that killed three members of a Mason family as...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Police suspect alcohol was a factor as a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 crashed into an oncoming car, killing three members of a Warren County family in what one officer called a “horrific” St. Patrick’s Day tragedy. Several questions remained Monday afternoon in the wreck that killed three members of a Mason family as...
Area wrong-way crash deaths reach 15 in 3 years
 Three Mason residents who were killed in a Sunday night accident on Interstate 75 are the latest deaths involving area wrong-way wrecks. Timmy Thompson, 51, Karen Thompson, 50, and Tessa Thompson, 10, have been identified as victims in the Sunday night wreck that occurred about 8 p.m. between Dryden Road and South Dixie Drive, according to...

Posted: a day ago

Three Mason residents who were killed in a Sunday night accident on Interstate 75 are the latest deaths involving area wrong-way wrecks. Timmy Thompson, 51, Karen Thompson, 50, and Tessa Thompson, 10, have been identified as victims in the Sunday night wreck that occurred about 8 p.m. between Dryden Road and South Dixie Drive, according to...
West Carrollton to replace 79-year-old bridge in 3-month road closing
 The city is buying land for the construction of a new bridge near the center of town in a project expected close part of Elm Street for about three months this year. West Carrollton has agreed to buy one of a handful of parcels around the Elm Street Bridge as the weight-limited crossing will be replaced with a span more than three times longer...

Posted: a day ago

The city is buying land for the construction of a new bridge near the center of town in a project expected close part of Elm Street for about three months this year. West Carrollton has agreed to buy one of a handful of parcels around the Elm Street Bridge as the weight-limited crossing will be replaced with a span more than three times longer...
Restaurant chain looks to open first Dayton area site in Miamisburg
 An Indianapolis-based restaurant has applied for a liquor license to open its first Dayton area site. Stacked Pickle, a sports-themed restaurant chain, has submitted an application to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control for a license at the former Roosters site in Miamisburg, records show. The application filed last week is for 103 N. Springboro...

Posted: a day ago

An Indianapolis-based restaurant has applied for a liquor license to open its first Dayton area site. Stacked Pickle, a sports-themed restaurant chain, has submitted an application to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control for a license at the former Roosters site in Miamisburg, records show. The application filed last week is for 103 N. Springboro...
Police: Alcohol a factor in ‘horrific’ I-75 wrong-way crash that kills family of 3 
 Authorities continue to investigate how three Mason people died in a wrong-way wreck Sunday on Interstate 75 in Moraine that backed up traffic for hours. Timmy Thompson, 51, Karen Thompson, 50, and Tessa Thompson, 10, have been identified as victims in the Sunday night accident, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. It&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

Authorities continue to investigate how three Mason people died in a wrong-way wreck Sunday on Interstate 75 in Moraine that backed up traffic for hours. Timmy Thompson, 51, Karen Thompson, 50, and Tessa Thompson, 10, have been identified as victims in the Sunday night accident, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. It&rsquo...
Miamisburg targets renovation to police department, city facilities
 The city is preparing to renovate its police department as part of a long-term effort to maintain Miamisburg’s main government building, which was cited for state code violations in a consultant’s report. The Miamisburg Civic Center “is safe,” City Manager Keith Johnson said, but the facility built in 1974 is not up...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city is preparing to renovate its police department as part of a long-term effort to maintain Miamisburg’s main government building, which was cited for state code violations in a consultant’s report. The Miamisburg Civic Center “is safe,” City Manager Keith Johnson said, but the facility built in 1974 is not up...
Wright State showing earns local robotics team shot at world title
 A West Carrollton schools robotics team has qualified for the world championships for the second straight year. Pirate Robotics Team 6032 earned an invitation to the event next month in Detroit with its showing a the Miami Valley Regional held at the Nutter Center at Wright State University earlier this month, according to the school district...

Posted: 3 days ago

A West Carrollton schools robotics team has qualified for the world championships for the second straight year. Pirate Robotics Team 6032 earned an invitation to the event next month in Detroit with its showing a the Miami Valley Regional held at the Nutter Center at Wright State University earlier this month, according to the school district...
Police chief: ‘Snap decision’ against chase came just before fatal wreck with RTA bus
 A Trotwood police officer decided against pursuing a speeding car moments before the fleeing vehicle hit a Greater Dayton RTA bus, killing two car passengers as it burst into flames, the police chief said Thursday. The officer turned on the cruiser’s overhead lights as she saw the speeding Pontiac go through an intersection late Sunday...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Trotwood police officer decided against pursuing a speeding car moments before the fleeing vehicle hit a Greater Dayton RTA bus, killing two car passengers as it burst into flames, the police chief said Thursday. The officer turned on the cruiser’s overhead lights as she saw the speeding Pontiac go through an intersection late Sunday...
Chief: No chase prior to deadly Trotwood crash involving car, bus
 Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said there was no police pursuit in Sunday’s fatal wreck that killed two teens and hurt 7 others when a car and bus crashed at the intersection of Ohio route 49 and Free Pike. “At no time was a Trotwood police officer chasing this vehicle or any other police department chasing this vehicle.&rdquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said there was no police pursuit in Sunday’s fatal wreck that killed two teens and hurt 7 others when a car and bus crashed at the intersection of Ohio route 49 and Free Pike. “At no time was a Trotwood police officer chasing this vehicle or any other police department chasing this vehicle.&rdquo...