Celina tornado: Crown Equipment committed to rebuilding

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:04 PM

Crown work underway in Celina

Crown Equipment Corporation, which had its Celina plant heavily damaged during the tornado on Sunday, announced it is committed to restoring production to the plant.

“Cleanup and recovery activities are underway and Crown is committed to restoring production at the plant,” the company said in a release.

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The company said they’ve had a team working on a recovery plan for the facility since the storm hit.

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Power has been restored to the facility and Crown’s contractors and suppliers are lending their support by provided resources, the company said.

Crown also thanked the local authorities and first responders who provided support and continue to support the community.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:33 AM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:33 AM

South 75 at Grand Ave Crash

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report

Surface Street Incidents

  • Rip Rap Road is closed due to high water. 
  • Crews are responding to a crash on Ballinger Road near Old Springfield Road in Union. The crash was reported shortly after 2 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • SR 48 Ramp to I-70 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. - Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. The official detour is: SR 48 to US 40 east to SR 49 to I-70 west.
  • SR 48 Ramp to I-70 east, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. - Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. The official detour is SR 48 to US 40 east to Airport Access Road to I-70 east.
  • US 35 east Ramp to I-75 north, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. - Nov. 17 at 6 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 east to I-75 south to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east


  • SR 4 between I-70 and Enon Road, Lane closures Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Enon Road Ramp to SR 4 south, RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. The official detour is: SR 4 north to SR 369 to SR 4 south
  • SR 4 north Ramp to Enon Road, Intermittent RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. The official detour is: SR 4 north to SR 369 to SR 4 south to Enon Road


  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 705 between Holthaus Road and Baumer Brandewie Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 8 - 22. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 119 to SR 364

Mass murderer Charles Manson dies at 83

Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 11:09 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:35 AM

Charles Manson Biography

UPDATE @12:36 a.m.

Reports indicate Charles Manson has died.

Debra Tate received a call from the prison telling her Manson died at 8:13 p.m. Sunday, according to reports.

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Charles Manson, among the nation's most well-known mass murderers, has been admitted to a Bakersfield, California, hospital, reportedly in grave condition, according to several media reports Wednesday night. 

According to those media reports, including from the New York Post and the Los Angeles Times, Manson, 83, has struggled with gastrointestinal problems and been in and out of hospitals in recent years. 

Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood confirms that Manson is at a hospital in Bakersfield. He said he could not say more. 

SEE: Charles Manson biography

Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined to comment to the Times, citing federal and state medical privacy laws that preclude the agency “from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody.” 

Waters did confirm that Manson is alive, according to the Times report. 

Manson, who was born in Cincinnati, is serving multiple life sentences at a Corcoran, California, prison. 

In January, Manson was rushed to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield for what authorities described, at the time, as a serious medical problem. 

Manson and members of his “family” of followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six others during a rampage in the Los Angeles area in August 1969. Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite a race war he dubbed “Helter Skelter,” taken from the Beatles song of the same name, according to the LA Times article. 

Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, was 8 ½ months pregnant when she was killed at her home in Benedict Canyon on Aug. 9, 1969. Four others were stabbed and shot to death the same night: Jay Sebring, 35; Voytek Frykowski, 32; Abigail Folger, 25, a coffee heiress; and Steven Parent, 18, a friend of Tate’s caretaker. The word “pig” was written on the front door in blood, according to the LA Times article.

The next night, Manson rode with his followers to the Los Feliz home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, then left three members to kill the couple. 

A1972 ruling by the California Supreme Court found the state’s death penalty law at the time unconstitutional, and Manson's death sentenced was changed to life with the possibility of parole. He has been denied parole 12 times.

Los Angeles Times and New York Post articles were used for this report.

Boil advisory lifted for Greenville water customers

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 6:09 PM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:43 PM

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UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m. (Nov. 19):

A boil advisory issued for customers of the City of Greenville Public Water System has been lifted, according to a release from the water department. 

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Samples were collected on Saturday and water quality has returned to normal levels, officials said. 

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Residents must boil tap water before using for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.

The boil water advisory applies to the entire City of Greenville Public Water System.

Tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute, according to a release issued Saturday evening.

The advisory was issued due to high turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water supply.

The water plant routinely monitors water for turbidity to make sure it is properly filtered. Samples taken Saturday had higher levels for about seven minutes due to a mechanical failure. 

“Because of the elevated turbidity, there is an increased chance that your drinking water may contain harmful microbes,” the release stated.

Crews are in the area to collect water samples.

The boil advisory likely will remain in effect for the next three or more days until the quality of the water can be determined.

For more information, contact the City of Greenville Water Department at 937-548-2415 or the Greenville Utility Billing Department at 937-548-1815.

Reports: Pedestrian hit by car in Xenia

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 9:38 PM

Medics have been requested to reports of a pedestrian who was hit by a car in Xenia Sunday night. 

A police officer in the area of West Main and North Orange streets reported the crash around 9:25 p.m., according to police scanner traffic. 

The condition of the victim was not immediately available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.