Gate 12A to close during road surface improvement project

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 10:53 AM


            Gate 12A, next to Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic due to scheduled construction beginning Oct. 18. (U.S. Air Force file photo)
Gate 12A, next to Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic due to scheduled construction beginning Oct. 18. (U.S. Air Force file photo)

Gate 12A, next to Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic due to scheduled construction beginning Oct. 18.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation while we work to resurface the pavement around the AFMC headquarters gate,” said Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander. “We hope to alleviate congestion, as much as possible, at the other gates caused by the temporary closure of Gate 12A.”

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During the resurfacing project, Gate 15A will be the 24-hour gate. Gate 1A and Gate 26A will operate on normal hours, but with an expectation of increased traffic flow at all gates.

Employees and visitors should anticipate delays during peak travel hours and adjust their travel plans accordingly, especially during the morning, lunchtime and afternoon hours.

Travelers around the construction area are asked to be patient and cautious as heavy equipment will be operating near the area.

Construction is expected to be complete Nov. 10, at which time Gate 12A will reopen for normal duty hours. Updates during the construction will be provided in the Skywrighter, the Wright-Patterson AFB website at www.wpafb.af.mil and the Wright-Patterson AFB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WPAFB/.

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Power outages reported in the area

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:34 AM

Several power outages were reported in the area Sunday.

Cedarville has over 900 customers without power, according to Kelly Millhouse of DP&L.

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Almost 2,000 Kettering customers are currently without power, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

About 2600 Centerville DP&L customers were without power until about 6:30 a.m. due to a down wire, according to Millhouse.

Crews are working on the outages.

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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Donkeys rescued from flooded field in Clark County

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

Two donkeys rescued from Highwater Clark county

Two donkeys were rescued after being stuck in a flooded field of four feet of water Sunday.

Springfield Twp. Fire Department was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. to the 3600 block of Lower Valley Pike to a report of of the donkeys stuck in a field with water up to their necks, according to scanner traffic.

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Animal Rescue was also called to the scene with additional personnel requested at 5:45 a.m.

A fence was removed and rescue workers walked the donkeys to the road, according to Clark County dispatch. 

The donkeys were not injured but the smaller donkey was restless due to swimming, dispatch said.

The smaller donkey, Poncho, reportedly rested its head on the larger donkey, Eddie, to help keep its head above water.

It is not known how long they were in the water or who their owners are. 

A neighbor took them in their care following the rescue.

Lower Valley Pike was reportedly flooded at the time.   

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Man found dead on neighbor’s property in Warren County

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

The death of a 62-year old man found dead Friday morning on his neighbor’s property is not considered suspicious.

Neighbors found the man between 10:30 and 11 a.m. in the 800 block of North Nixon Camp Road in Turtlecreek Twp., Lt. Shaun Embleton of Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. 

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The name of the deceased man was not released Saturday, pending notification of family.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed and the death is not considered suspicious at this time, Embleton said.

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