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Dayton child, 3, dies in drowning at Georgia pool

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

A 3-year-old Dayton girl has died after family members found her underwater in a backyard pool at a vacation home in Hall County, Georgia near Atlanta.

Kenlee Ward died from her injuries after being transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on Monday following the incident, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said Ward was pulled from the water, given CPR and someone called 911.

No other information was immediately available.

Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at our chance to see the Geminid meteor shower.

Despite the cold, the Geminid meteor shower in mid December is one of the best.

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This year, the Miami Valley won't have cooperating skies BUT the meteors can be visible before and after the peak so keep an eye out for activity. Wednesday night into Thursday morning is when the shower is expected to produce the most meteors. One meteor per hour is possible when sky conditions are good. The moon is in a waning crescent phase so it is thin and won't be visible until the very early morning hours.

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If you want to try your luck this week and hope clouds will be broken enough, dress warmly and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness. Best time to view is between midnight and 4AM. 

If you want to watch the show without any clouds....check out the LIVE stream from NASA. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road to close this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:04 AM



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Work being done by the CSX Railroad Co. is expected to close part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road this week.

The road, which handles about 6,000 vehicles a day, is expected to close at Upper River Road, just west of the Great Miami River. The closure - for work on a railroad tie replacement project - may happen Tuesday, according to the city of West Carrollton.

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Traffic detour route signs will be posted at the site and the project is expected to last three to four days, according to the city.

The work is part of a project that began Nov. 14 in Tipp City and has gradually moved south to Carlisle, where it will end, according to the city.

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Miamisburg Bicentennial committee receives $50,000 for birthday celebration

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:58 AM

The Miamisburg Bicentennial committee has received a $50,000 anonymous donation to help fund next year’s 200th birthday festivities.

The contribution was announced Friday by Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church Jr., who is helping spearhead bicentennial planning efforts.

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Church said the anonymous donation - which represents 20 percent of the group’s goal of raising $250,000 – was made by a private citizen.

The bicentennial group is planning at least one event a month to commemorate the anniversary of the city’s founding, which occurred on Feb. 20, 1818. The main event will be a weeklong celebration scheduled for mid-June with most events planned for the downtown area, organizers said.

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Officers express concern over Miamisburg intersection following crash

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Officers expressed concern about the intersection of Jamaica and Upper Miamisburg roads after a crash occurred early Monday morning. 

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German Twp. police responded to a two-vehicle crash around 5 a.m., per initial reports.

According to officials, the driver of one of the vehicles failed to stop at a stop sign, hitting a pickup truck in the intersection.

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Officers told our crew that this intersection is concerning due to there being a stop sign on both sides of Jamaica Road, but not for Upper Miamisburg.

The driver of the at-fault vehicle was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries, but a citation is expected.

The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries.