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Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
MIAMISBURG — The Dayton Christian Schools community came together tonight to pray together following the death of a sophomore in a four-vehicle wreck today on his way to school.
Tommy Williamitis, 16, of Oregonia was on the wrestling team and he played in the band.
“I think it’s a lot of shock today and it’s a lot of, just, we’re not really sure how to handle it yet,” said Chris Malmstrom, Dayton Christian School’s spiritual life director.
>>Latest on investigation into crash: Dayton Christian School student dies in 4-vehicle crash
Many students who reached out to Malmstrom during the day had similar stories to share about Williamitis, who would dress up as a banana during home basketball games.
“Super funny, unique sense of humor … he will be greatly missed I know by a lot of students and faculty,” Malmstrom said.
Williamitis was killed in a four-vehicle crash around 7:40 a.m. on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp.
Understanding why this happened is difficult to comprehend.
“You don’t have really good words when things like this happen. It’s just really hard,” he said.
Which is why for the crowd tonight, they turned to a familiar source of comfort.
“We’ve just been trying to keep our foundation on scripture on the word of God.”
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
— Students of Stanford University protested the school in connection with the Brock Turner case for the way the school planned to honor the woman he assaulted in 2015.
The group of student protesters read passages from a letter written by the woman known as “Emily Doe” to the court Friday.
“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety.”
A plaque in “Doe’s” honor was to be installed, but the university reportedly refused to use her chosen quotes.
A Stanford University spokesman said two quotes could not be accepted because they would be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.
Turner spent three months in jail for the assault and lives in Greene County as a registered sex offender.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
— Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.
Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.
“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.
If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.
“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.
On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.
Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.
3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.
3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.
1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.
12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.
12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.
11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County
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.
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.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:23 AM
TROTWOOD — Trotwood police are on scene of a two vehicle crash that caused a road block at Salem Avenue and Wolf Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The crash was not weather related, according to Trotwood Police. There was no flooding the area.
Police measured that one car slid over 300 feet after impact with the other vehicle.