Rick McCrabb, Dayton Daily News

Rick McCrabb

Dayton Daily News

Middletown, OH, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

McCrabb: Carlisle bus drivers rally around co-worker battling breast cancer

CARLISLE — Gail Harvey was unsure what to expect or how to act when she arrived at work earlier this month. → Read More

Local Cincinnati Bengals fans singing ‘On the Road Again’

Jennifer Fox has good timing. → Read More

Middletown officially names Paul Lolli city manager

Paul Lolli didn’t have much time to enjoy retirement. → Read More

Middletown takes next step to hire fire chief as city manager

Paul Lolli, hired in March as Middletown’s acting city manager, appears ready to be named city manager. → Read More

Monroe will have highest rate of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state

Monroe may soon be the medical marijuana capital of Ohio. → Read More

High heat: Areas to keep cool around Butler, Warren counties

Several areas around Butler and Warren counties are opening up to help people stay cool as they beat the heat. → Read More

Gas prices today jump 11% to $4.79 a gallon at some area gas stations

Some gas stations in the region jumped the price from $4.32 to $4.79 per gallon this afternoon. → Read More

Pedestrian struck in Middletown near YMCA, victim in stable condition at Dayton hospital

A pedestrian was struck on Manchester Avenue near the YMCA. → Read More

Moore’s death left ‘a big hole in our community’

William “Kippy” Moore, called “a giant in the community,” died Saturday after battling colon cancer. He was 58. → Read More

Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber signs 4-year, $80 million deal with Phillies, sources say

Middletown native Kyle Schwarber is a free agent no more. → Read More

Sources: Kayla Harrison, two-time champion, re-signs with PFL

Kayla Harrison, considered the hottest free agent in MMA, is staying put. → Read More

Butler County woman lives long enough to experience 2-22-22 for the second time

Glendora Bicknell was born on Feb. 22, 1922. → Read More

Middletown’s only female firefighter: ‘I like the adrenaline rush’

Middletown’s only female firefighter comes with a strong endorsement from Chief Paul Lolli: “Don’t mess with her.” → Read More

Judge sets bond at $50K for Middletown man accused at firing at state trooper during traffic stop

His original bond, before his appearance in Franklin Municipal Court, was $200,000, according to jail records. → Read More

Businesses in Middletown feel impact of crash that downed power lines

A crash that occurred early Tuesday morning knocked out power in a portion of downtown Middletown, greatly impacting businesses. → Read More

Dayton woman charged with OVI in crash that closed Middletown intersection

A Dayton woman crashed her 2020 Nissan Sentra into a pole near Verity Parkway and First Avenue, knocking out power. The intersection will remain closed until Duke Energy can make necessary repairs. → Read More

Carvana in Trenton opens: General manager says employees have ‘a lot of opportunities’

Carvana, based in Tempe, Ariz., held its ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton at the same time as a hiring event. There are about 120 employees and more than 1,000 need to be employed by the end of August, according to officials. → Read More

Interstates make Warren County ‘easy prey’ for drug dealers, commander says

While the number of new cases handled by the Warren County Drug Task Force dropped last year compared to 2020, Maj. Steve Arrasmith, commander of the unit, said: “We’re not running out of things to do.” → Read More

Mexican restaurant opens in Middletown; owner says cooking in his blood

At a few minutes before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hector Gonzalez walked to a corner of his restaurant, where he arrived five hours earlier to prepare the food, and turned on the two “OPEN” signs. → Read More

Middletown police looking for stolen car that has service dog inside

Middletown police are searching for a stolen car and the service dog that was inside the car. → Read More