Teen sentenced for Springboro explosion that disintegrated portable toilet

An 18-year-old Franklin man on Tuesday was fined $250 and ordered to make restitution to the owners of a portable toilet destroyed in an explosion Nov. 30 at a job site in Springboro.

Judge Robert Fischer also placed James A. Clevenger on probation and ordered him to have no contact with two juveniles also charged in the case, while their case is pending.

The sentence came after felony charges of arson and vandalism were dismissed and Clevenger found guilty of criminal damaging, according to court records.

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Restitution was set at $515 and Clevenger made a $1,138 payment. An impounded vehicle was returned and electronic monitoring ended.

Clevenger and the boys were arrested after the explosion about 11 p.m. Nov. 30 off Factory Road in Springboro.

Police indicated the explosion “disintegrated” the portable toilet. No one was injured.

The juveniles are scheduled to return to court on Jan. 17.

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