Rick McCrabb, Dayton Daily News

Rick McCrabb

Dayton Daily News

Middletown, OH, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

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

Female WWII veteran who assembled land mines during war dies at 97

The family of a former Hamilton resident called her a "tremendous individual" whose death left "a vast emptiness" in their lives. Ogalie → Read More

Downtown Middletown is site of ‘A Bachelor’s Valentine’ movie filming

For the first time, a feature film is being shot entirely in Middletown. → Read More

$1.3B Hollywoodland project ‘as it was proposed is no longer being worked on,’ says city manager

A proposed $1.3 billion riverfront destination entertainment district and theme park project in Middletown appears to be dead, though City Manager Jim Palenick carefully chose his words when asked about the project’s future at the end of Tuesday’s city council meeting. → Read More

Miami Valley Gaming making changes, upgrades after learning lessons from COVID-19

Miami Valley Gaming and Racing continues to make changes and upgrades after learning from COVID-19 the last 22 months, said Craig Robinson, president and general manager. → Read More

Middletown’s Central Avenue project awarded to Troy company

A Troy-based company submitted the lowest of the three bids the City of Middletown received to improve .56 miles of Central Avenue between Canal Street and University Boulevard in downtown. → Read More

Driver in semi rollover came inches from having ‘a really bad day’ when guardrail smashed into window

The driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck hauling crushed cars came within inches of having “a really bad day,” according to the State Highway Patrol. → Read More

Middletown community wraps its arms around boys who lost mother

When Tawania Jewett moved her two sons from Dayton to Middletown and enrolled them in Creekview Elementary School the family had no connection to the community. → Read More