WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (WDTN) - A giggling little boy enjoying a snowball fight with his brother. That's how we first met Colton Furrow last October in the small village of West Liberty in Logan County. It was his 8th birthday and it would also be his last.
A pickup truck hit Colton Thursday morning as he and his brother attempted to cross North Detroit Street.
It's Spring Break for the school district and police say the boys were on their way to the babysitter. The chief says the town is heartbroken. "In a community of 2,000, it hits home harder because everybody knows everyone," said Shane Oelker, West Liberty Police Chief.
Travis Temple was Colton's baseball and flag football coach. "We've already gotten multiple calls from parents asking what they can do to help," said Temple. "He was a first baseman. Power hitter! He was just a great kid."
A father of three, Temple says he cannot imagine the family's grief.
"Just an overwhelming feeling that somebody's little boy is gone and I relate that to my kids."
Temple says Colton helped lead the baseball team to the county championship last year. At the hospital, he played coach to one of his best players one last time. "Colton loved to fist bump, so just gave him a final fist bump."
"And let the team know we need to play for him. He'd want to be there and he'd want us to play on, so that's what we're going to do."
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Butler County and Wayne County, Indiana remain under a level one snow emergency Saturday afternoon.
Hauer Music has found a new home in Centerville, as the Dayton Metro Library prepares to move into Hauer's downtown location.
A Springfield woman was injured after she lost control of her vehicle and hit a utility pole on U.S. 40 in Clark County.
The all-clear has been given at Springfield Regional Medical Center, after a bomb threat forced a search of the hospital early Saturday morning.
Two people were arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.