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Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 11:45 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 12:45 PM
— UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m. (Nov. 4)
Grief counselors will be at Graham High School through 2 p.m. after 15-year-old Sara Hess was killed Friday night in a two-car crash on Ohio 235 near Rosewell.
Hess, a sophomore, was pronounced dead at the crash scene near Shanley Road.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at the high school, 7800 U.S. 36. School officials said grief counselors also will be at the school Monday.
Hess was a passenger in a 2005 Honda Accord driven by a fellow Graham student, 17-year-old Gabe Wier. He was taken in serious condition to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, then to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
School officials said this afternoon Weir was in stable condition and that he “wants everyone to know he is OK.” His family asked for no more visitors in the short-term to let him heal.
Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin identified the driver of the 1997 Honda Civic that rear-ended the Accord as 27-year-old Dylan Lambert of St. Paris. Melvin said he and his passenger, 32-year-old Clint Miller of Urbana, were flown to Miami Valley Hospital, where Miller was listed in critical condition. Lambert’s condition was unknown.
UPDATE @ 10:11 a.m. (Nov. 4)
An Urbana teen is dead after the car she was riding in was rear ended on Ohio 235 Friday night, according to the Champaign County Sheriff's Office.
Sara Hess, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car crash while the 17-year-old driver, Gabe Wier, is in serious condition at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
A preliminary investigation reveals the driver of a 1997 Honda Civic rear ended the 2005 Honda Accord both teens were riding in.
According to deputies the driver and passenger in the Civic were flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
A spokesman for Graham High School said Hess and Wier are students at the school.
"We will provide more information and ways you can support these Graham families as we are able to release it," Kirk Koennecke said.
Koennecke said grief counseling will be available at the school from noon to 2 p.m. today.
"Our thoughts are with our families and students at this time," Koennecke said.
Koennecke said the district has been in contact with the families of both students involved in the crash, including Hess' mother is a district staff member.
The school district has canceled all events scheduled for this weekend and a candlelight vigil will take place in front of the high school this evening.
One person is dead and several people were injured late Friday night after a two-vehicle crash in Champaign County.
The crash was reported around 11:10 p.m. on North state Route 235 at the intersection with Shanley Road, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
FAIRFIELD — Crews responded to the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive on fire reportedly coming from the third floor of an apartment building Tuesday morning, according to Fairfield police.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Cause of Xenia house fire on Glen Kegley Drive under investigation
Initial reports indicate smoke and flames were showing around 12:25 a.m., prompting crews to evacuate the building.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 1:14 AM
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:23 PM
KETTERING — Lyn Grant has gotten comfortable during the nearly 40 years she has lived in Kettering.
But she's not naive enough to allow her comfort to lull her into unrealistic feelings of safety.
"I've notice the neighborhood changing a little bit," Grant told News Center 7's Lauren Clark on Monday evening. "We had a car stolen once."
To keep tabs on her neighborhood and its surroundings, Grant said she'll probably make use of a new online crime-mapping tool the police department is offering in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions "to be aware, to be on the lookout."
The tool, Community Crime Map, makes information easily available for Grant and her neighbors who want to monitor crime.
According to Kettering police officials, Grant and people like her inspired the department to partner with LexisNexis to create the crime-mapping tool.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Find out what happened to resident who shot an intruder
It's easy to use:
* Either enter your ZIP code or select OH-Kettering from the pull down list of communities
* You can also search by date range and event
* All incidents in the area you select will display on the map by type of crime
* The Data Grid tab displays crime information by incident type, date, location
* The Analytics tab displays graphs and charts of crimes by type, by day of the week and time of day
* In the top right corner of the page, you can sign up for daily, weekly or monthly crime alerts by incident type
Residents also can sign up to receive crime alerts and neighborhood watch email reports of recent crimes from the police department.
Miami Twp. recently contracted with LexisNexis to provide the service. Troy in Miami County and Bellbrook in Greene County are doing the same.
If your community has partnered with LexisNexis, you too can find out crime data for where you live.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — Spring will officially arrive at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A winter storm is taking aim on the Miami Valley and will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the region over the next 48 hours.
RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory in effect
Precipitation is expected to develop early Tuesday morning across the far southern Miami Valley and spread northward toward I-70 by daybreak. Much of the precipitation will fall as rain, but as temperatures drop toward daybreak, a band of freezing rain is possible.
The morning commute may not be too bad, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
"The last few days of mild temperatures has helped push road surface temperatures well above freezing. That means that main roads should just be wet early Tuesday," he said. "However, elevated surfaces like cars, bridges and decks could become slippery."
But the wintry weather won't be over yet.
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect as of 8 p.m. Tuesday and continue until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A break in the precipitation is expected midday Tuesday before returning in the evening. As temperatures drop after sunset, snow will become the primary form of precipitation and it will increase in coverage and intensity Tuesday night, Elwell.
"Snowfall amounts will generally range from 2 to 4 inches by mid-morning Wednesday," Elwell said. "But isolated higher amounts are possible.
This is something we'll have to watch closely as new model data comes in."