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Deadly Bethel Township Fire Under Investigation

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:56

BETHEL TOWNSHIP -- Fire crews are now saying they found evidence of hoarding at the house that burned overnight in Clark County.

BETHEL TOWNSHIP-- One person is dead after a fire rips through a home in Bethel Township.
It started shortly after midnight Thursday morning on the 1000 block of Kendig Road.
Flames were shooting from the roof when firefighters arrived on scene, spreading to the roof and garage.

The fire was too intense for fire crews to go into the house. Extra help was called in to help firefighters get the flames under control. Water was hauled in to douse the flames since hydrants are not in the area.

The lieutenant with the Bethel Township Fire Department tells us they had a few problems putting out the fire in the garage because it was filled with items.
It is still unknown how the fire started.   
Once firefighters knocked out most of the flames, they managed to do a search and found one man unresponsive inside. his name has yet to be released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE: The coroner confirms one man is dead after a fire rips through a Bethel Township Home.

His identity is unknown right now.

The investigation is ongoing to find the cause of the blaze.

NEW CARLISLE -- A Bethel Township house is destroyed by flames.

Fire crews were called out to Kendig Road near South Medway-Carlisle Road just after midnight Thursday (January 22, 2015). Flames were shooting from the home when crews arrived.

Firefighters were able to get garage section of the blaze contained fairly quickly, but they say it was full of debris making it a challenge to put out the flames.

Crews also had to haul in water to fight the flames, since no fire hydrants are in the area.

Right now, it is unknown if someone was home at the time of the fire.

The fire is under investigation.

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Dayton Purse Snatcher Caught Thanks to a Good Samaritan

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:46

DAYTON -- A good Samaritan catches a suspected purse snatcher in the act! The victim, a 76-year-old Dayton woman, who was grocery shopping.
That shopper, Joann Freeman, went to her favorite Kroger on Wayne Avenue on Monday for some milk.

Joann said she put her purse in the cart, like we've all done at some point, she looked away for a second and it was gone.

"Just that split second was enough for my purse to come up missing, which I didn't even know until I heard all the commotion," Freeman explained Wednesday.
Joann didn't even notice her purse had been snatched until she saw 35-year-old Jeremy Edmonson, on the ground.
An off-duty Dayton Firefighter saw the whole thing and leaped into action.
"He saw him eyeballing my purse and he saw him take it and he rushed out the store behind him," Freeman added.
Police said Edmonson even pulled out a knife during the tussle but the weapon, and the thief, were no match for Joann's hero.
"They were there for a reason, to save the day! They were looking out for me," Joann said with a smile.
Tonight Edmonson faces aggravated robbery charges.

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Emily Helm Wins District-Wide Spelling Bee

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:38

DAYTON -- Dayton students put their vocabularies to the test tonight.

The 65th Annual Dayton Public School District-Wide Spelling Bee was held at Wright Brothers Pre-K through 8 school Wednesday night, Jan. 21, 2015.

A huge congratulations to the winner of tonight's event for the second year in a row was Emily Helm. Emily will once again represent Dayton Public Schools in the Regional Spelling Bee next month.


f-o-r-s-y-t-h-i-a, forsythia... congratulations.

"I'm kind of excited. it was really fun and the competition was good. they all did well," said Emily.

Last year Emily made it all the way to Washington D.C. and she told us that she's spent the last month or two studying with her dad each night so that she was ready.

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What It Means: President Obama State of the Union Proposals

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:21

In tonight's What it Means, Jack Atherton looks at President Obama's State of the Union proposals.

A big theme was redistributing wealth from the rich to the middle class.  But see how the best friend of the rich -- has been Barack Obama.

Then read Jack's Take in the top blog section of the home page to see how the President's tax proposals would hurt middle class families saving for college. 

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