Congestion between games likely as crowd to be cleared

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 5:17 PM
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

For fans attending the Ohio State NCAA tournament basketball game tonight at the University of Dayton Arena, officials advise “don’t come early.”

That’s because of the tight turnaround between the 4:10 p.m. James Madison vs. Indiana game and the 7:15 p.m. OSU vs. Iona State game.

“We’re going to have to ask everyone to leave immediately following the conclusion of the Indiana game,” said Tim O’Connell, UD Arena director. “If you’re coming to the OSU game, don’t come early before the Indiana game is over. You won’t be able to get in the parking lot or arena.”

Arena staff will have only a small window of time to exit 12,000 patrons from the Indiana game and bring in 12,000 fans for the OSU game. It is estimated at about 45 minutes.

O’Connell said the arena has to be emptied between the games, and extra staff will be on hand to help ensure a smooth transition.

“The good thing is most will be people who have tickets for both sessions, so they’ll be able to leave the arena after the first session and just come back in,” O’Connell said.

Congestion in the parking lot will be a concern because Indiana ticket holders who do not have tickets for the OSU game will have to move their vehicles.

To help avoid the congestion, officials advise OSU ticket holders to use the shuttle bus service from the off-site parking lot, which is on the west side adjacent to Interstate 75 across from the BP gas station on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.

No water service today to 4 Kettering streets

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 4:36 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 1:24 AM

UPDATE @ 1 a.m. (June 29)

Nearly 100 households in Kettering will not have water today for repair work.

Crews on Wednesday already marked off a few spots with spray paint and cones ahead of today's work that will shut off water to Beaver Avenue, Mohican Avenue, Sutton Avenue and Tremont Circle.

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Next door neighbors Janice Lynch and Anna Waltmire on Wednesday were planning ahead for today's water shutoff. 

"I already have my drinking water in one of the 5-gallon containers," Lynch said. 

"I've been filling jugs with water and I plan to make my bathtub full of water," Waltmire said. 

Nearly 90 homes will be without water for eight hours, from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. as Montgomery County Environmental Services crews work to replace valves. 

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Once work is complete, those same residents will be under a boil advisory, which means they must boil water vigorously for one minute for drinking, cooking and oral hygiene. Brianna Wooten, communications coordinator for the environmental services agency, said the advisory should last only a couple days, she said. 

Beaver Avenue residents Lynch and Waltmire said they are not looking forward to the inconvenience. 

"Brushing your teeth, washing your face, waking up in the morning, the coffee," Wiltmire said. 

"You certainly don't have the freedom to go get a drink of water or to use the toilet or turn on your water and go water your flowers," Lynch said.

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The women said they aren't too concerned, but have a message for the work crews: "Just do it right and good the first time," Lynch quipped, "that would be good for me." 

Anyone with questions can call the environmental services dispatch line, 937-781-2678


Work to replace six broken water valves Thursday in Kettering means that four streets will be without water service.

Montgomery County Environmental Services said the work is preventive to reduce the number of people without water during future maintenance and repair work.

The water will be shut off beginning at 8 a.m. and last through about 4 p.m. for the following streets:

  • Beaver Avenue
  • Mohican Avenue
  • Sutton Avenue
  • Tremont Circle

Once the work is complete, affected residents will be under a boil advisory, when all water for human consumption must be boiled vigorously for one minute. A placard will be placed on the door of all residents to alert them to the boil advisory. An all-clear notice will be given once the advisory is lifted.

Excavation work on Thursday will close Sutton and Beaver avenues to through traffic. Steel road plates will cover the excavation sites to restore traffic during the evening.

The environmental services agency recommends that affected residents prepare for the water outage by filling containers with water to use for cooking, drinking, ice making and oral hygiene. Also, residents could fill the bathtub with water to use in flushing toilets in the home.

Besides the boil advisory once the water is turned back on, residents should refrain from doing laundry because a water discoloration will stain clothing.

Do not run hot water at this time or the discolored water will enter the water heater.

For more information, contact the 24-hour dispatch line, 937-781-2678.

WATCH: Pregnant woman in SUV allegedly runs over suspected thief in Walmart parking lot

Published: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 1:52 AM

Christine Braswell and Robert Raines
Asheville Police Department

A pregnant woman driving an SUV reportedly chased down a suspected purse thief and struck him with her vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Asheville, North Carolina – and it was all caught on video.

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According to WLOS-TV, Christine Braswell, 26, confronted the man Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly grabbed her purse and other items from her SUV. 

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"He was with my purse and he took off and I took off after him," Braswell told WLOS. "Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car, threw it in gear and come across the curb and ran him over. I was not going to let him get away with it. It's not right; it's not fair."

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Police said the suspect, Robert Raines, was treated for minor injuries and faces felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny and property damage. Braswell also faces a misdemeanor charge of assault with a deadly weapon, WLOS reported.

Body found in locked Walmart bathroom now identified as 29-year-old woman

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 7:54 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:36 PM

The body of a woman found found Monday inside a bathroom at a Walmart in Oklahoma has been identified, but police still aren’t sure how long she was there.

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Sand Springs police have identified the woman as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway from Muskogee.

According to police, employees assumed that the family bathroom was out of order because it was locked. Employees placed an out of order sign on the door Friday and it remained there throughout the weekend.

On Monday, employees unlocked the bathroom door and found the woman. 

Sand Springs Police say their preliminary investigation shows nothing suspicious about the woman's death.

They do not know why she was in Sand Springs. 

Walmart issued the following statement about the discovery:


"We are saddened by this. We don't know all the facts right now, but we are working closely with local law enforcement to provide what information we have that might be useful. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we must refer you to them for additional information." 

Major League Baseball umpire stops woman from jumping off bridge before Pirates game

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 11:48 PM


A Major League Baseball umpire, Jon Tumpane, stopped a woman from jumping off the Roberto Clemente Bridge before Wednesday night's Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

"Just hanging on to her and at times when she wanted to go the other way, I was like, 'not on my watch,'" Tumpane said in a press conference Wednesday night. 

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"I was able to mouth to one of the gentlemen in back, and said, 'Call 911, call 911,' and they did," he said.

Tumpane was walking across the bridge on the way from his hotel to the park, where he was scheduled to work behind the plate. 

He came across a woman in distress, apparently preparing to jump off the bridge.

He said he locked his arms in hers and offered to buy her lunch, desperately trying to coax her back to safety. 

"At that point she said, 'Just let me go, it'll be better off that way.' And I said, 'No, let me buy you lunch, we'll talk this over, it'll all work out,'" Tumpane said.

During the press conference, he said between innings he would look at the Roberto Clemente Bridge over the center field wall.

"This was an unbelievable day and I'm glad to say that she can have another day with us," Tumpane said. "This isn't about me. I appreciate the opportunity but honestly, this is for her and people that care about her. I'm just glad it's a positive story and not a sad story."