Man Facing Foreclosure Sent to Prison for Attempting to Blow Up House

“Financial woes and English’s struggle to provide for his wife, who is disabled, led to the incident”

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Trying to blow up house lands man in prison

HAMILTON — A Middletown man who attempted to blow up his Queen Avenue home in July, causing the evacuation of his neighborhood in the process, is going to prison.

Ivan Ray English, 49, apologized Wednesday for the disruption he caused the city last summer.

Neighbors first reported a strong smell of natural gas coming from 2218 Queen Ave. on July 16.

Police and firefighters found the doors of the house locked, candles burning, the television on, and the home’s furnace tampered with.

“I would like to apologize to Middletown,” said English, who pleaded guilty in October to charges of arson and inducing panic.

Defense attorney Edwin Vardiman Jr. told Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Sage on Wednesday that financial woes and English’s struggle to provide for his wife, who is disabled, led to the incident.

Vardiman said English has mental health issues, but is addressing them, and would work to get his GED if he remained out of prison and on community control.

If English was sent to prison, his life would be “a wash,” the defense attorney said.

Vardiman said English’s home is now in foreclosure and he has lost his job due to the arrest, but he believes English could find a job if he avoids incarceration.

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3 Responses to “Man Facing Foreclosure Sent to Prison for Attempting to Blow Up House”
  1. Equity Free says:

    ” Man Up ” Perfect , if they would only …they are spineless parasites who are feeding off the very ones that make them wealthy . They will consume themselves, to get their fix . They see the riots in Europe, they see the horror stories every day now in the Wall Street Journal . I can’t imagine what they talk to their kids about knowing they caused all this misery …..

    I’m amazed that Bob Dylan put these words to music in 1963 , “How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man . How many years must one man have,before he can hear people cry, the answer my friend is blowing in the wind ” . I think they need to listen to the music , because they can’t read the writing on the wall .

  2. Yet the banks can destroy foreclosed houses with mold, neglect, and weather damage… not to mention destroying peoples’ lives with fraudulent documents.

  3. George Frederick& Cecilia Engle says:

    My GOD! Doesn’t any of these “BOTTOM FEEDERS) that caused this horrible mess, any of them going to “MAN UP” and make this outrage right?

    The frustration and helplessness this man much be enduring…

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