Rick McCrabb, Dayton Daily News

Rick McCrabb

Dayton Daily News

Middletown, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Rick:

Solid Rock pastor’s husband fought COVID-19: ‘We have been in the storm of our life'

After testing positive for the coronavirus and not eating for two weeks, the husband of Darlene Bishop Driscoll, pastor of Solid Rock Church, has recovered and plans to attend church tonight she told the congregation Sunday morning. → Read More

Sheriff Jones: ‘We the people need to take our country back'

Sheriff Jones: ‘We the people need to take our country back' Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said he thinks the government in some cities has over-reached and is allowed too much control during this coronavirus pandemic. Jones said he’s concerned with reports that California is threatening to cut off water and electric services to churches and any large groups that are not complying with… → Read More

Dozens of firefighters battle Middletown apartment blaze

A Middletown apartment fire drew dozens of firefighters this afternoon. → Read More

Land of Illusion owner withdraws expansion plan, will prepare new proposal

Deciding the future plans of an entertainment complex in Butler County will have to wait. → Read More

Butler County native gains national attention for standing as teammates kneel for national anthem

A professional women’s soccer player with Butler County roots has received much attention on s... → Read More

Bond set for Middletown man after woman’s body found inside barrel

Bond was set at $210,000 this morning for a man who allegedly threw a barrel with a woman’s bo... → Read More

Middletown police investigating ‘suspicious death’ in residence

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown police officers are investigating a “suspicious death” of a woman in the 3200 block of Yankee Road, said Major Scott Reeve. He said the police department received a call about a dead body in the residence. He said police are waiting for a search warrant to continue their investigation. This story will be updated when new information becomes available. → Read More

Bonds set at $1M, $500K for two accused in Liberty Twp. shooting incident

Bonds were set this morning for two men allegedly involved in a fatal shooting June 10 in Liberty Pa... → Read More

Middletown fire chief battling cancer, awaiting liver: How to help

While Paul Lolli, Middletown’s fire chief since 2014, awaits a liver transplant after he was d... → Read More

911 caller on Ross Twp. fisherman’s drowning: ‘The current got him’

A 911 caller told Butler County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers his friend was swimming Saturday... → Read More

Boy, 3, identified as victim of Butler County swimming pool drowning

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified a boy who drowned Friday night in a family... → Read More

Crowd stays peaceful as Cincinnati protesters join West Chester event

A crowd gathered at the West Chester Clock Tower on Tuesday evening for an event that was peaceful,... → Read More

Hamilton boy, 8, accidentally shot to death to be honored by youth football league

A Hamilton 8-year-old football player, shot and killed earlier this month in Cincinnati, will have h... → Read More

Franklin native’s life met war and celebrity as a pilot before death in coronavirus isolation

Lindsay Lewis said the last weeks of her father’s life must have resembled “a horror mov... → Read More

Chief: 3 Middletown firefighters suffer minor injuries fighting vacant house fire

Three Middletown firefighters suffered minor injuries Sunday night battling a house fire, said Fire... → Read More

Mother: Man suffered third-degree burns to face in crash into Middletown plant

A Middletown man is in critical condition at a Dayton hospital after he crashed his vehicle Friday a... → Read More

West Chester evacuating up to 85 businesses affected by flooding

UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m.: There are about 85 businesses in West Chester Twp. → Read More

Search warrant leads to task force drug arrest in Hamilton

A Hamilton man was arrested Monday and charged with drug felonies by the Butler County Undercover Re... → Read More

Franklin police ID man found dead near bike path

Franklin police have identified a Franklin man who was found dead Monday morning near a bike path. → Read More

Middletown reports first coronavirus death

A 69-year-old man is the first COVID-19 related death in the City of Middletown, officials reported today. → Read More