October 20-26, 2014 - www.MyMiamiCounty.com - Your Guide to Local Living

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Man Held for Allegedly Firing Shots at Piqua Home
(Article and Video from WHIO)

Pleasant Hill History Center Hosting Fund Raiser
(Article from My Miami County)

Fall Driving Tour Shows Off Beautiful Miami and Shelby Counties
(Article from My Miami County)

Miami East Senior Honored for Equine Business Work
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Miami County's Most Wanted
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Relay for Life Kickoff Event this Tuesday
(Article from My Miami County)

Miami County Marriage Licenses 
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Miami County Real Estate Transactions
(Article from the Sunday Record Herald)

Piqua Company Donates Roof in Good Cause
(Article from the Columbus Dispatch)

Hometown Halloween this Saturday in Downtown Troy
(Article from My Miami County)

Halloween Parade, Costume Contest Set for Next Monday in Tipp City
(Article from the Sunday Record Herald) 

Tipp Players to Present "Catch Me If You Can" this Weekend
(Article from My Miami County)

Road Closing Extended in Lost Creek Township 
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Blood Drive Challenge Continues in Miami County
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Domestic Violence Topic of Event Held in Troy
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

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Monday, October 20

                                           Special Events                                           

Paranormal Class
PIQUA - Sign up at the Piqua Library, 116 W. High St., to learn about techniques to uncover the paranormal. This class will be held on six consecutive Monday nights from 6-8 p.m. in the first floor Louis Room of the library. This is the fifth week. To register contact Robin at (937) 773-6753.

Bradford Historical Society (FREE)
BRADFORD - The Bradford Historical Society meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Bradford Library. The group is currently working to raise funds to renovate the First School in Bradford, which will house the historical society and artifacts from the community. For more information on joining the group or the effort, call Jill at (937) 564-2119.

25 Percent Off Up to Two Items at Readmore's Hallmark in Piqua - Open Daily - Good for Halloween Gifts!
PIQUA - Click HERE for an exclusive coupon good for 25% off up to two items at Readmore's Hallmark in downtown Piqua. Use the discount for Halloween gifts and decorations, Christmas cards and more. Readmore's Hallmark (a huge gift store!) is located at 430 N. Main St. in downtown Piqua and open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (937) 615-0820.

Fairy Tale Facade - Mayhem & Mystery at the Spaghetti Warehouse
DAYTON - The Spaghetti Warehouse will host the Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre from 7-9 p.m. Monday and Friday at 36 W. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. For $25.95 per person, guests can enjoy a full-coursed dinner and an interactive murder mystery show, which is titled "Fairy Tale Facade." For a full description of the show, click HERE. Reservations are required by calling (937) 461-3913.

Cash For Clunkers (Glasses!) with Dr. Littlejohn's in Piqua
PIQUA - Bring in your worn eyeglasses to the office of Dr. Littlejohn in Piqua and they will give you $50 off a new complete pair!  Your old eyeglasses will be donated to the Lion's Club to help someone in need. Call (937) 606-2772 today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Littlejohn. This offer qualifies for CareCredit, but cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts. The office is located across from Home Depot at 8090 Looney Road. Outside prescriptions accepted.

Fall Harvest at Fulton Farms - Open Daily
TROY - Fulton Farms is displaying its fall harvest, which includes blackberries, apple cider, apples, pumpkins and gourds, mums, cauliflower, broccoli, organic produce and more. Stop back on Saturday and Sunday for pick-your-own pumpkins and a fall fun area, hayrides and more. Fultons is located at 2393 St. Rt. 202 between Troy and Tipp City and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. For an up-to-date crop report, call (937) 339-8246 or click HERE.

                                        Dining & Nightlife                                        

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet at La Piazza - Monday-Friday
TROY - La Piazza serves its all-you-can-eat lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for $8.95. Guests can dine on nine different items, as well as all-you-can-eat salad and bread with house-made herb butter. The buffet features pizza, vegetables, a potato item, soups and more. For today's buffet menu, click HERE.

Hamburger Meal at the Little York Tavern Troy  
TROY - Along with famous pizza, the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy offers daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday's special is a hamburger meal for $5.50. To view the full menu, click HERE.


Dinner at Mojos Bar & Grill & $1 Off All Draft Beers - Open at 4 p.m. 
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grill is open for dinner on Monday evenings starting at 4 p.m. The menu features freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads (with many items containing local ingredients), as well as popular items, such as Scotch eggs, beer battered green beans and loaded beer cheese nachos. To view the menu and for more information, click HERE. Wash down your meal with $1 off all draft beers at the bar. Mojos is located at 108 E. Main St. and is open until midnight on Mondays.

Extra Large, Two-Topping Pizza, Breadsticks and a 2-Liter for $20.99 at Beppo Uno
PIQUA - Click HERE for a coupon good for the above offer at Beppo Uno in Piqua. To place your order, call (937) 615-1100.

Italian Cuisine at La Piazza - Open Daily
TROY - La Piazza offers the finest Italian cuisine in the Miami Valley (and beyond), as well as some of the best views of downtown Troy. Guests can dine in the restaurant by candlelight while looking out upon the Public Square. The restaurant uses local ingredients and breads in many of its menu items and prides itself on great flavor, service and variety. To plan your meal in advance, click HERE. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. on the Square.
The Greenfire Burger at the Greenfire Bistro in Tipp City
TIPP CITY - Among many dishes, the Greenfire Bistro serves the Greenfire Burger. The burgers is hand-pattied and seasoned with sweet rice wine and ponzu sauce and topped with sesame spinach. It is served with brown sugar-butter sweet potato fries and wasabi mayo. The Greenfire Bistro is located at 965 W. Main St. To plan your visit, click HERE.
Barley Breaded Wing Special at the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy
TROY - From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy offers its popular Barley Breaded Wings (8 of them) for $3.95. The same special is also offered from 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays. The tavern is located at 118 W. Main St. in downtown Troy.

Two Flat Iron Steaks with Sides for $10.49 and $3 Sangrias at Harrison's in Tipp
 - On Monday evenings, patrons at Harrison's restaurant in downtown Tipp City can feast on a 6-ounce flat iron steak with a baked potato and green beans for $6.99, or two for $10.48. Also, guests can enjoy $3 Sangrias. Harrison's is located at 106 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 667-5223.

Monday Combo Special at the 311 Drafthouse
PIQUA - From 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, the 311 Drafthouse offers a nine-inch pizza, a basket of winged hotties and a pitcher of domestic beer for $15. Additionally, during this time, domestic pints are $1.50 and well drinks are $3. The 311 Drafthouse is located at 311 N. Main St. For more information, click HERE.

$2 Off Build-Your-Own Burger or Chicken Sandwich Basket at Mulligan's Pub
PIQUA - Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Mulligan's Pub takes $2 off its Build-Your-Own Burger or Chicken Sandwich Basket. The regular menu and two full bars are also available. Mulligan's is located at 110 W. High St. and can be reached at (937) 606-2819. For additional specials and entertainment, click HERE.


$1 Domestic Bottled Beer at the Leaf & Vine
TROY - The Leaf & Vine serves $1 domestic bottled beers all night long on Mondays starting at 4:30 p.m. and lasting until 1 a.m. Patrons can also dine on appetizers and try a cigar from the largest walk-in humidor. The pub has an enclosed outdoor patio, a jukebox and a great selection of wine and spirits. The Leaf & Vine is located at 108 W. Main St. in downtown Troy and can be reached at (937) 332-0773. For additional weekly specials, click HERE.

Half Price Appetizers & Drink Specials during Happy Hour at Mojos Bar & Grill - Monday-Thursday
TROY - From 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, MoJos Bar & Grille hosts Happy Hour. Patrons can enjoy half-price appetizers, $1 off cocktails, $2 domestic bottles and $2 off all draft beers. MoJos is located at 109 E. Main St. in downtown Troy. For more information, click HERE.

New 5-4-3-2-1 Happy Hour at La Piazza - Monday-Friday
TROY - La Piazza is introducing a new Happy Hour called 5-4-3-2-1. Bar patrons can get discounts of $5 to $1 off appetizers and drinks from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. in downtown Troy and can be reached at (937) 339-5553.

$5 Bud Light Pitchers and More at The Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy
TROY - The Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Additionally, on Mondays, bar patrons can enjoy $2 Bud Light Tall Boy Drafts and $5 Bud Light Pitchers. The restaurant is located at 116 W. Main St. in downtown Troy and is open 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Vino to Go at Beppo Uno in Piqua
PIQUA - Beppo Uno discounts its wine selection every Monday, including significantly lower prices for carryout wines. All wines from the restaurant's wine menu are available at discounted prices for dine-in and carryout. Beppo Uno is located at 414 W. Water St. in Piqua and can be reached at (937) 615-1100.

Trivia at Bunkers in Vandalia (FREE)
VANDALIA - Bunkers hosts live Trivia every Monday night at 7 p.m. with Todd Moore. The trivia is four to five rounds of questions, videos and musical clips. After every round, one team will earn a $5 Bunkers gift card. There are also some other fun specials each round. The game is free to play and guests can enjoy the full kitchen and drink specials at the bar. Bunkers is located at 893 E. National Road in Vandalia and can be reached at (937) 890-8899. To view the menu, click HERE.

Trivia with a Twist at BW3s in Troy and Huber Heights (FREE)
TROY/HUBERHEIGHTS- The BW3s in Troy and Huber Heights (7875 Wayne Towne Blvd.) host Trivia with a Twist from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. Trivia includes videos, music clips and regular questions and is free. Guests can play the game from the bar area or from any seat in the house!

Karaoke Night at the Little York Tavern in Vandalia (FREE)
VANDALIA - The Little York Tavern hosts Monday Night Karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Monday night. The event is hosted by JAMRE Entertainment and is free. The tavern is located at 4120 Little York Road in Vandalia and a full menu and bar are available.

$25 Dinner & A Movie at the Sunrise Cafe in Yellow Springs
YELLOW SPRINGS - The Sunrise Cafe and the Little Art Theatre offer a $25 Dinner & A Movie special on select Monday evenings. The cafe offers a three-course meal and the movie at 7 p.m. For details, click HERE. For reservations, call (937) 767-7211.

                                          Arts & Leisure                                           

Western Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Hayner - Open Daily (FREE)
TROY - The Western Ohio Watercolor Society is currently featuring a juried exhibit of 65-70 water media works in a variety of subject matters at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The exhibit is free to visit and is open 7-9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. To plan your visit, click HERE.

The Crafty Listeners Group (FREE)
WEST MILTON - The Crafty Listeners is a group of women who get together on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton Union Library, 560 S. Main St., to listen to an audio book and work on craft projects. All crafters are welcome, from needlework to making greeting cards. The group is always willing to welcome a new member and share their expertise. To reach the library, call (937) 698-5515.
Cinemark Theatre - Open Daily 
PIQUA - Cinemark Theatre in Piqua is open daily. Click HERE to find a movie theater and movie you'd like to see. 

Open Bowling at Troy Bowl - Open Daily
TROY - Open bowling is available at Troy Bowl from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; 1-10 p.m. Sunday at 1530 McKaig Ave. Along with bowling, guests can enjoy a full kitchen and bar, billiards and video games. Always call in advance for Open Bowling - in case leagues are playing, at (937) 339-3315.

Bowling at Brel-Aire Lanes in Piqua - Open Daily
PIQUA - Brel-Aire Lanes is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon to midnight on Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For details on lane openings and pricing, call (937) 773-0462. The bowling alley is located at 8433 N. County Road 25-A in Piqua.

                                  For Children & Families                                     

LEGO Club at the Tipp Library (FREE)
TIPP CITY - Children 4-6 years old can use LEGO Duplo sets from 4-5 p.m. with Miss Heidi on the main floor of the Tipp Library, while children 7-11 years old will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with Miss Julie to create themed LEGO projects. The program is free but registration is required by calling (937) 667-3826.

Toddler & Me Storytime at the Troy Library (FREE)
TROY - Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver are invited to the Troy Library at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday for Toddler & Me Storytime. Guests can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays or puppets and a craft. The program lasts 30 minutes and is free. Registration is required by calling (937) 339-0502 Ext. 123.

Evening Story Time at the Covington Library (FREE)
COVINGTON - The Covington Library will host Evening Story Time from 6-7 p.m. Monday. The program is free and for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Children may enjoy reading more when it's to Belle the
therapy dog at the Milton-Union Library.
Buddy Reading with a Therapy Dog at the Milton-Union Library (FREE)
WEST MILTON - To encourage young readers to practice their reading skills and work on their reading fluency and comprehension, the Milton-Union Library offers Buddy Reading with Belle the therapy dog from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The program is free.

Library Storybook Walk at the Troy Library (FREE)
TROY - Take a walk through Brukner Park behind the Troy Library and enjoy the book "Because Amelia Smiled" by David Stein. The program is available all day Wednesday, as well as Friday, Oct. 31 and is free. For more information, call (937) 339-0502 Ext. 123.

Clubhouse at The Avenue (
TIPP CITY - The Avenue at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City hosts a free, faith-based Clubhouse from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Mondays. This is open to teens in grades 2-6 and includes interactive games, crafts, small group discussions led by teen leaders and more. The Avenue is located at 6759 S. County Road 25-A. For more information, call (937) 667-1069 Ext. 274.

$99 Couples Massage for Sweetest Day at Giacomo's - Open Monday-Saturday
TROY - Mention My Miami County to the receptionist at Giacomo's A Salon & Spa in Troy and receive a Couples Massage for $99. This gift is perfect for Sweetest Day on Oct. 18 (TOMORROW!) and involves two massage therapists working a couple at the same time and in the same room for $99. Buyers can either stop by the salon to purchase the package or call (937) 332-7075 for more information. The salon is located at 221 S. Market St. in downtown Troy and is open 1-8 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information and packages available for Sweetest Day and other special occasions, or if you just want to relax, click HERE.

25 Percent Off Up to Two Items at Readmore's Hallmark in Piqua - Open Daily 
PIQUA - Click HERE for an exclusive coupon good for 25% off up to two items at Readmore's Hallmark in downtown Piqua. Use the discount for holiday shopping, Halloween decorations, Christmas cards and more. Readmore's Hallmark (a huge gift store!) is located at 430 N. Main St. in downtown Piqua and open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (937) 615-0820.

Fall Harvest at Fulton Farms - Open Daily
TROY - Fulton Farms is displaying its fall harvest, which includes blackberries, apple cider, apples, pumpkins and gourds, mums, cauliflower, broccoli, organic produce and more. Stop back on Saturday and Sunday for pick-your-own pumpkins and a fall fun area, hayrides and more. Fultons is located at 2393 St. Rt. 202 between Troy and Tipp City and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. For an up-to-date crop report, call (937) 339-8246 or click HERE.

Halloween Shopping at the Apple Tree Gallery - Monday-Saturday
PIQUA - The Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua has an entire floor dedicated to Halloween. It includes one-of-a-kind and unique decorations, as well as decorative pieces, such as Halloween silverware rings, salt shakers and lighted decorations, figurines and more. On the bottom floor of the shop, located at 405 N. Main St., there is a section for Vintage Halloween, which contains collectible items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The Apple Tree Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Shopping at the Miami Valley Centre Mall - Open Daily
PIQUA - The Miami Valley Centre Mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Guests can shop, dine and enjoy a new children's play area and games. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Canal Street Primitives - Locally Made Furniture & Home Decor - Wednesday-Saturday
TROY - Canal Street Primitives is located at 9 E. Canal St. in downtown Troy (3 blocks south of the Square from Market Street) and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Along with displaying locally made primitive furniture, the shop features lighting, rugs, hooked items, pottery, decorative items, candles and more. Many of the items are made right here in Miami County. The shop also creates custom-made furniture. If you're looking to give furniture as a gift, it's a good time to stop in or call to place your order. For more information on custom-furniture, call Bruce at (937) 216-9606. To preview items sold at Canal Street Primitives, click HERE.

50% Off on Return Visit to Olde Red Barn - Monday-Saturday
WEST MILTON – If you make a purchase at the Olde Red Barn, present your receipt on your next visit and receive 50% off. This deal lasts until the end of the year. The Olde Red Barn is the place to find unique antiques and interesting vintage pieces at reasonable prices. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 937-698-0219.

Dena’s Attic Joined Midwest Memories - Open Daily
TIPP CITY – The fun vintage finds, interesting antiques, and thoughtful crafts of Dena’s Attic can now be found at Midwest Memories, located at 20 and 24 West Main St. If you are looking for a special gift, it can be found here at a reasonable price. For more information click HERE.

Extended Fall Hours for The Golden Leaf - Tuesday-Saturday
TIPP CITY – During the month of October, The Golden Leaf, located at 128 East Main Street, will stay open until 9 p.m. They offer a variety of items including fine teas, herbs, spices, coffees, jewelry, and tea accessories. In addition to holistic herb blending, they offer a tea blending station where you can pick out your own ingredients. For more information, click HERE.

Cult Activity and Devil Worship in Tipp City
By Matt Bayman
TIPP CITY - I can remember the experience like it was yesterday.
I was a young boy, not yet a teenager, hanging out with my best friend in the woods near the Great Miami River in Tipp City. This is something we did quite often in those days - the 1980s to be exact.
During this specific time, the Lost Creek Bridge (located on Tipp-Cowlesville Road just outside of City Park) was being demolished and moved about 30-40 feet south, where it stands today.
The woods surrounding the Great Miami River in Tipp City
used to have numerous signs of Satanic cult activity during
the 1980s and early 1990s.
The road was empty and, after playing at the river for a while, my friend and I decided to explore the construction site, especially the abandoned portion of the old bridge.
After looking around, we made our way beneath the old bridge to underpass. It was here that we noticed a small fire pit that contained fresh ash that still felt warm. There may have even been a little smoke coming from the fire pit.
As we looked closer at the scene we saw what appeared to be the severed legs of a deer, but no other parts of the carcass were around.
Painted in blood (deer's blood no doubt) on the western wall of the underpass was a pentagram with red, blotted tears trickling down to the fire pit.
Needless to say, we ran as fast as we could toward City Park where plenty of people were swimming at the pool and playing basketball. This gave us a sense of security.
Our strange days at the river, however, did not stop with this experience.
About a month later, we were playing "army" at the river when we came across what appeared to be the same kind of scene as the underpass. This was about a mile away from the Lost Creek Bridge along the shores of the Great Miami River. This time, the fire pit was much larger and the blood was thicker, but it appeared to be something that had taken place many nights before we arrived. We couldn’t help but wonder if the same people that had dismembered the deer by the bridge had also created this apparent sacrificial place.
It turned out that my friend and I were not the only people to experience these things in the 1980s.
The 1980s were an era of “Satanic” rock music and books like “Say You Love Satan” were often talked about at school. Rumors were abound about devil worship in Tipp City and beyond.
At some point these mysterious rituals stopped or, possibly, my friend and I just stopped playing at the river and the rituals carried on.
Millwheel Monument Sign of Long Ago Massacre
By Judy Deeter
PIQUA - Few motorists stop to look at the old “millwheel monument” on US Route 36 near Fletcher.  The monument recalls an unimaginable day of terror and the people who perished nearby.  The “day of terror” was August 18, 1813 and the family involved was that of Henry Dilbone, Jr.
About 1806, when Henry and his wife Barbara were in their early twenties, they left their Pennsylvania home and migrated west to Ohio.  The Ohio countryside in those days was a dangerous place and it took a hardy individual live here.  Most pioneers made their living from the then-uncivilized Miami County land—where animals were wild and sometimes people were wild too.
Henry Dilbone was a determined to make a good life in Miami County.  He staked his claim on 160 acres of government land at a cost of fifty cents an acre.   He made his first payment on the land, but failed to make the second.   When he defaulted on the second payment, the land went back to the government.  Nevertheless, Henry did not give up.  He found a job, saved his money and re-entered the land.  The second time, he made all his payments, and in fact, bought 20 more acres.
This marker is located US 36 between Piqua and Fletcher.
It is to remember a terrible day in Miami County's history.

On the last day of their lives, life was pretty was good for Henry and Barbara Dilbone.  They had a homestead on the bank of Spring Creek and with the addition of four children—John age 7, Margaret age 5, Priscilla age 3 and nine month old baby William—their family had grown to six.   They had good neighbors and were generally on good terms with the Shawnees.
Though the Dilbone family liked the local Natives and often traded their family bread for deer and turkey meat, Henry sometimes spoke out against the Shawnee named Techumseh, who advocated violence against the white settlers.  A few other Shawnees were also considered “troublemakers”; one of them was Mingo George.  The “world” of Mingo George would soon collide with the “world” of the Dilbone Family.
August 18, 1813, was a hot day.  It may have been because of the heat that the Dilbone’s waited until late afternoon to work in their flax field.  They ate what-was-to-be their last meal together; then Barbara Dilbone grabbed some extra clothing for her children to play on and shepherded her children and a dog to the stump of a black walnut tree near the flax field.  She left young John in charge of his four siblings while Henry went to a spring to fill a jug of water.  Upon Henry’s return, they began to work in the flax field.
As the Dilbone’s worked in their flax field, the children played together except for Margaret, who went to the family cabin for a drink.  The scene was idyllic.  Suddenly at about 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the family was alarmed when the dog let out a “fearful” bark.  The bark was a signal of the trouble to come.
Many years later, John Dilbone told Albert Cory of The Valley Sentinel (in Sidney, Ohio) that when the dog barked, he saw his father look up, straighten up; then he heard a shot and saw his father hit.  His screaming parents ran into a woods and:
“Just then he saw an Indian come out of the corn on the north side of the flax patch and start in pursuit of his father & mother with a tomahawk and a butcher knife.  The mother soon turned in the direction of her three children; the Indian came up to Mrs. Dilbone at the edge of the corn on south-west side of the flax patch were he split her head open with his tomahawk, after which he scalped her in the presence of her three children, about seven rods from them.  The Indian then started in the direction of the children, about which time John says that he heard the report of another gun south of them, and the Indian walked up to within about 20 feet of them, when he halted and seemed to be in study.  He turned and walked away in a westerly direction.  It is probable that he feared that help was at hand.  That was the last that John ever saw of the Indian.”
Seven-year-old John and his siblings hurried back to their house.  They met Margaret, who had gone for water, on the way and John told her what happened as the children scurried for the safety of their cabin.  A 19th Century manuscript at the Troy Miami County Local History Library states:  "On her return through the intervening corn, she (Margaret) met John, with the babe and her little sister, and she heard the sorrowful tale that the Indians had shot their father and tomahawked their mother, and that they were orphans.  This little group of sorrow-stricken and bereaved children returned to what had been their happy fireside, shut the door on the world outside that sacred precinct, their home, pulled in the string that lifted the wooden latch, lulled their baby brother to sleep in his cradle, and all three crawled into their dead mother’s bed.  And thus the weary hours of that August afternoon wore on until at length a woman’s hand was thrust through an opening in the wall beside the door, the latch was lifted and a neighbor woman stood within the house with the earnest inquiry:  ‘What does this mean children?  Why are you all in bed?’
The neighbor woman was Mrs. George Cavin.  Her husband’s brother John lived on the other side of Dilbone property and, in fact, she had walked across the Dilbone property to get to her brother-in-law’s house earlier in the day.  Terrified, Mrs. Cavin ran from the cabin (and the children) to her own home.  There she gathered her own children and fled to a place of safety.
Although he did not know it at the time, the shot young John heard was that of neighbor David Garrad also being killed.
Some time later, neighbor William McKinney came to the Dilbone cabin.  He found the frightened children and he too asked John Dilbone what had happened.  Supposedly, McKinney did not believe John’s tale of terror until John took him to the flax patch.  The 19th Century manuscript says: "There lay Mrs. Dilbone on her face, her right knee doubled up to her breast, a ghastly wound in the back of the neck low down between the shoulders.  Mr. Dilbone was nowhere to be seen.  Near where the children had sat was found the Indian’s gun, blanket and scalping knife.  The boy John’s story of the murder, as he witnessed it, was that on the crack of the rifle his father uttered a loud exclamation and ran off into the corn, and, almost instantly, two Indians jumped the fence into the field (one a boy) and came toward his mother, and that he knew the Indian with the gun and that she knew him and called him by his name ‘George’ (Mingo George) saying, ‘George, don’t kill him,’ meaning her husband—and George answering in English, told her to ‘hush or he would kill her.’  Mrs. Dilbone then commenced screaming and from the position in which she was found lying it was supposed she was running when the fatal hatchet arrested her forever."
William McKinney took Mingo George’s gun and the children and headed for his home.  McKinney was supposedly over-excited and almost shot his neighbor George Cavin on the way (Cavin was looking for his wife).  McKinney explained to Cavin what had happened.  By midnight, the entire neighborhood was gathered at McKinney house and a decision was made to travel by night to Winan’s Station six miles away.
One or two people decided to carry baby William Dilbone.  Some stories say that a young woman carried baby William; other stories say it was a man and wife by the name of Roys.  Whoever was in charge of the baby, they fell behind the rest of the travelers.  No call for help was made since it was imperative that the journey be made in silence.  They fell behind, lost their way in the darkness and eventually laid down behind a log until daylight returned.  They arrived at Winan’s Station the next day.
A military unit under the command of Capt. Benjamin Dye had just returned from Greenville.  Although they were scheduled to be mustered out of the US Military that day, the eight or ten men volunteered to remain in service and hunt for Mingo George.
Capt. Dye led the group back to the flax patch.  They found Barbara Dilbone’s body and then Capt. Dye thought he found a faint call.  It was Henry Dilbone.  He was still alive about thirty yards from the flax patch.  He had used his shirt to stop the flow of blood.  They rushed him to the neighbor Phillip Simmons farm where there was a blockhouse.
The next day, Henry Dilbone asked to see Barbara and the children.  He didn’t realize that Barbara was dead.  After his neighbors explained what had happened, Henry asked to see Barbara’s body.  The 19th Century manuscript says:  “They brought her remains to him, and, endeavoring to raise himself on his elbow to give her one last endearing look, he suddenly fell back and died.”
A group of settlers—friends and neighbors—set out to find Mingo George and the young boy with him.  Mingo George and the boy had traveled north into Shelby County, stopping for food at the home of Robert McClure.  Only daughter Rosanna, age 16, was at home.  She knew nothing of the Dilbone tragedy so she fed them.
Dilbone family friend and former Revolutionary War Captain Gardner Bobo asked for help from Barbara Dilbone’s brother-in-law William Richardson.  Bobo and Richardson waited for Mingo George near the Miami-Shelby County line.  When the Indian appeared Bobo and Richardson shot him and punched his body with a pole until it went into the quagmire on the Miami River bank.
Neighbors raised the Dilbone children and saved the farm for the Dilbone children.
Today, the old millstone monument is a reminder of one terrible day in Miami County history and of the courageous family who lived here so long ago.