Local Business Owner Found Dead

The owner of a local plumbing company is dead after he became trapped underneath heavy-duty digging equipment.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department got a call late Wednesday night that a man was missing near Ken Neyer Plumbing on State Route 128 in Whitewater Township.

Deputies found Kenneth Neyer, 60, of North Bend stuck under the machinery and say he may have been trapped there for hours. The accident is under investigation.