Beavercreek

Restaurant owners, workers and their supporters gathered Thursday night outside Wings Sports Bar and Grille in Beavercreek to protest the COVID-related restrictions placed on their businesses. They met with State Senator Bob Hackett and State Representative Rick Perales to voice their concerns.

Wayne Baker / WYSO

The family of a black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in an Ohio Walmart store has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city.

Emergency crews continue to clear downed power lines and reopen streets in Beavercreek. The city was among the hardest hit in Monday’s widespread tornado outbreak.

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado with winds up 140 miles an hour struck the Beavercreek area Monday night.

Near Kemp Road and Grange Hall Road, the twister nearly wiped out one residential neighborhood and heavily damaged another. Streets that once featured large, well-established leafy trees are now unshaded.   

Cleanup continues again today after Monday’s massive tornado outbreak across Indiana and Ohio. The storms killed at least one person and injured dozens more across the Miami Valley. Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency for three counties: Montgomery, Greene and Mercer.

Celina, in Mercer County, was particularly hard hit. Jakob Wenning lives there. He says he saw the roof of his apartment lift during the tornado.

Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in three Ohio counties after spending the day surveying the damage left behind by tornadoes and severe storms. 

A trial set to begin Feb. 4 over the 2014 shooting death of John Crawford at a Beavercreek Walmart store has been delayed until the fall.

A federal judge postponed the trial after Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams filed an appeal.

Officer Williams -- who is white -- shot Crawford -- who was black -- as Crawford held an unloaded pellet gun in the Walmart sporting goods department.

Officer Williams was never charged.

The federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Crawford’s family is now expected to go to trial in late October.

A wrongful death lawsuit related to the fatal shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III inside a Beavercreek Walmart store more than four years ago took a step forward Tuesday.

A federal judge ruled the case can proceed to a jury trial.

Crawford’s relatives filed the suit against the Beavercreek Police Department and Walmart after a federal investigation into the shooting closed without charges two years ago, citing insufficient evidence.

The facts of Crawford’s shooting have been widely reported:

Wayne Baker / WYSO

New information has come to light about the fatal police shooting of John Crawford III, a black man who was killed by white police officer Sean Williams inside a Beavercreek Walmart store in 2014.

Thomas Amhrein / WYSO

At least 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon outside the Beavercreek Walmart store where John Crawford III was shot and killed by a police officer three years ago.

A coalition of grassroots Miami Valley activist groups is asking the United States Justice Department to continue its investigation into the death of John Crawford III. 

Crawford, a 22-year-old African American, was shot and killed by white Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams at a Walmart store on Aug. 5, 2014.

Justice Department officials recently announced they would close the investigation, citing insufficient evidence to pursue civil-rights charges.

Protesters Mark Anniversary Of Beavercreek Walmart Shooting

Aug 6, 2015
Lewis Wallace, WYSO

A Beavercreek Walmart store was closed for several hours Wednesday evening during a protest to mark the first anniversary of police shooting and killing John Crawford III inside the store.