Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 3:52 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:16 AM

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On eastbound I-70 near the Snider Road overpass in Clark County, a crash was reported around 5:55 a.m. between a semi and a suspected wrong-way driver. Fire crews are currently blocking the right lane, but no injuries have been initially reported. 

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Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • I-75 south near North Main Street in Dayton, lane closure May 1st – 26th. Two southbound lanes will remain open.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures May 15th – June 6th between 6 pm and 6 am. Two lanes will be closed starting at 9 pm. 
  • I-75 between Main Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Nightly lane closures May 17th – 21st between 7 pm and 5 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd - June 30th. Two lanes will remain open.
  • US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, ramp closure April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street.
  • Ludlow Street Ramp to westbound US 35 in Dayton, ramp closure May 12th – August 9th. The suggested ODOT detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west.
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures through May 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Hoover Avenue between Gettysburg Avenue and Elmhurst Road in Dayton will be closed starting April 3 until early June for water line construction. The construction will also impact the intersection of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues and drivers should expect congestion and delays. Detours will be posted. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15TH – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 

MIAMI COUNTY

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures May 14th – 20th between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 185 near SR 48, road closure May 15th – 19th. The official detour is: SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721 to SR 185
  • SR 202 between US 40 and Dinsmore Drive, road closure May 17th – 24th. The official detour is: US 40 to SR 201 to I-70 to SR 202
  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Roadbridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, road closure until June 15th. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road. 

GREENE COUNTY

  • Gate 19B on National Road at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is closed until mid-June for a $1.3 million security upgrade. Drivers should expect delays around the base at the three gates remaining open, Gate 16B off Kaufman Avenue, Gate 1B off Springfield Street, and Gate 22B at I-675 and Col. Glenn Highway. Gate 22B will be inbound traffic only during the morning commute. 

CLARK COUNTY 

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • I-70 at I-675 overpass, Daily lane closures April 25th – May 23rd between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Two 12’ lanes will remain open in each direction.

DARKE COUNTY

  • US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 571 between Culbertson Road and Harzell Road, bridge closure March 8th – May 23nd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721.
  • SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, bridge closure March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718.
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, road closure April 10th – July 10th. The suggested ODOT detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68.

SHELBY COUNTY 

  • I-75 between SR 119 and SR 274nightly lane closures May 10th – 19th between 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, road closure April 24th – May 23rd. The official detour is: SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705
  • Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, road closure May 15th– August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

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7 displaced, no injuries in massive fire at Dayton townhouses

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 7:12 PM

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.:  Seven occupants have been displaced because of the fire that caused major damage to four townhouses in the 5100 block of Northcrest Drive in Dayton. 

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A woman who said she is a resident there said someone in one of the units was cooking and that may have led to the fire. 

Dayton Fire District Chief Rennes Bowers confirmed that someone cooking food led to the fire that spread into the walls of the units and the common attic area that connects the four townhouses. 

The incident was dispatched just after 6 p.m. on a report of a structure fire with people possibly trapped. Bowers said everyone was out by the time fire crews arrived and a search of the units found no one trapped. 

The seven occupants will have to find alternative housing because the damage is extensive, the district chief said. 

Bowers could not put a dollar estimate on the damage because the investigation is still in its early stages.

INITIAL REPORT

Dayton fire has been dispatched on a report of an apartment building fire with entrapment, 5112 Northcrest Drive. 

The incident was called out just after 6 p.m. 

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YWCA of Dayton raises $13M to renovate housing units, domestic violence shelter

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

(Cornelius Frolik/Staff)

Officials with the YWCA of Dayton said they have raised about $13 million to help renovate the organization’s housing units and domestic violence shelter.

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The YWCA building has been on the 100 block of West Third Street for 150 years and though it's been through a couple of renovations, it is long overdue for an overhaul, Yvonne Isaacs, YWCA Dayton board of directors chairwoman, said in a Facebook Live session broadcast Tuesday evening.  

"This board is committed to creating spaces that create dignity for the women and the children who call this building home and whom we serve every day," she said.  

The YWCA of Dayton's flagship building turned 104 years old this spring.

The housing units will be transformed from dorm-like little spaces into individual apartments that help women and children in transition and give them a safe space, board member Jane Marx announced at the organization's annual meeting.  

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The renovation begin in January on floors three through seven, which is the organization's core programming spaces.  

"We will break ground in the winter of 2018," she said.  

The YWCA of Dayton is launching the final phase of its capital campaign with a goal to raise an additional $1 million, officials said.

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Students, parents show support for Dunbar coach at school board meeting

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:39 PM

Dunbar head football coach Darran Powell addresses the Wolverines during practice in September 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Dozens of Dunbar High School supporters came to Tuesday night's Dayton school board meeting in support of football coach Darran Powell whose future as coach is in limbo. 

The only order of business for Tuesday's meeting was a closed, executive session to discuss the hiring of unnamed school personnel. 

But the Dunbar crowd, including players, parents, Powell and several assistant coaches, crowded into a tiny sixth floor conference room to make their presence felt as the meeting began. 

School board members thanked the group for their interest, and encouraged them to get their issue added to the agenda for the July 11 school board meeting. 

The board then went into executive session which was ongoing as of 6:15 PM. 

Powell's contract as head coach was not renewed for the 2017 season at a school board meeting last week. The board has assigned a temporary head coach but both Powell and players said last year's coaches continue to work with the team.

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Notion of Fentanyl-laced marijuana prompts local warning

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

Local health officials are warning those in the Miami Valley of a dangerous drug combination, marijuana laced with fentanyl.

“The dealers are savvy and know how to get young people involved in drugs,” said Ann Stevens, spokesperson for Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services.  “Anytime there is a synthetic in any street drug it becomes dangerous.”

Fentanyl has led to numerous fatal drug overdoses in the Miami Valley and while health officials are warning of its mixture with marijuana, local law enforcement said they have not had any confirmed cases.  

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Area police said they are continuing to be on the lookout as the areas highway systems often provide ways for drugs dealers to enter communities.

“I just don’t think it is something to joke about.  I think it is very serious,” said Fabrizzio Arenas, a Dayton resident who said she recently lost friends due to the opiod epidemic.

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Stevens said the new mixture is all the more reason for parents to keep close watch over their child’s behavior.

“They really need to look deeper into their child’s behavior,” Stevens said.  “You may not think your child is doing drugs, but you’d be surprised.”