Officers and detectives investigate the scene of a reported stabbing at the Manhattan Lounge on Tuesday morning. (News Journal photo/John Cropper)
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WILMINGTON, Ohio - The owner of a Wilmington bar was stabbed to death early Tuesdaymorning.

Wilmington police say they were dispatched around 2 a.m. to theManhattan Lounge at 99 South Street for reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, they found James Xidas, the owner of the ManhattanLounge, stabbed. He was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital byan ambulance and then flown by a medical helicopter to Miami ValleyHospital in Dayton where he later died from his injuries.

Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weiland says they are activelyinvestigating the stabbing as a homicide.

If you have any information on this incident, please contactWilmington police at (937) 382-8477.

9 News will post more information as it becomes available.

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