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Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:08 AM
The devastating earthquake in Mexico City may have you thinking about the earthquake risk in the Miami Valley and whether or not your home and belongings are covered by insurance.
In general, most standard homeowners insurance policies do not include earthquake coverage, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.
The cost of coverage depends on your home’s location, what it is made out of, deductibles, and your insurer.
Earthquake insurance is calculated on a “per $1,000 coverage” basis, and coverage for wood-frame structures is typically cheaper, according to the OII.
In Ohio, the cost for earthquake insurance is about 25 cents per $1,000 on a wood frame home and 47 cents per $1,000 of coverage on a brick home.
There have been six reported earthquakes in Ohio in 2017- none of them in the Miami Valley, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
At least 200 earthquakes with an Ohio-epicenter have been reported since 1776 with at least 15 of them causing minor to moderate damage, according to the ODNR.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:24 PM
DAYTON — Dayton police arrested an 18-year-old man after a failed robbery attempt at Table 33 restaurant in downtown Dayton.
According to a Dayton Police report, just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a man in camo pants and a red shirt grabbed a female bartender by the arm and ordered her twice to open the cash register.
The woman refused both demands and the man ran away.
A Dayton officer spotted the suspect a short time later on Salem Ave.
The officer gave chase and arrested the man a mile and a half away from the restaurant near the 700-block of Salem Ave. He was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County jail.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:28 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
NEW LEBANON — UPDATE @ 1:55 p.m.
A male sophomore at Dixie High School is facing charges after posting concerning statements on social media directed towards staff and students at the school, according to New Lebanon police Capt. Jim Chambers.
School administrators contacted police around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after students alerted teachers of the messages posted to social media, Chambers said. The suspect was arrested and has been booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of inducing panic.
“With the events in Florida, this obviously concerns our agency,” Chambers said. “We owe it to the public to keep them safe.”
“We’re going to work with folks at the juvenile justice center and the prosecutor’s office to find a resolution to this matter, hopefully one that fixes the problem,” Chambers said.
A Dixie High School sophomore was taken into custody Thursday after administrators said the student posted concerning messages on social media regarding a school shooting.
New Lebanon Local Schools Superintendent Greg Williams said other students made administrators aware of the social media post around 9:30 a.m., shortly after the post was made.
According to Williams, police were called to the school and the student was removed from the building by New Lebanon Police. We’ve contacted police to see if the student was ultimately arrested and if the student will be facing any charges.
Williams added that the social media post was not a specific threat of a shooting at Dixie, but the message warranted action by the school.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — UPDATE @ 3:32 p.m.:
One lane of Executive Boulevard has reopened as crews continue to make repairs to a leaking gas line.
UPDATE @ 12:04 p.m.:
Fifteen businesses along Executive Boulevard in Huber Heights have been evacuated following a gas leak on the road, Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth said.
Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which has caused the gas to leak from underground.
BREAKING: Injuries reported in Dayton house fire
Executive is currently closed to traffic while utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren work to isolate their utilities, so repairs can be made, Ashworth said.
Ashworth said he anticipates the work to take “several hours” and advised the public to stay away from the area.
Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak will have an impact on the businesses in the area.
UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m.
Some businesses along Executive Boulevard have been evacuated after a gas leak in Huber Heights, according to crews on the scene.
Fire crews and police continue to block both directions of Executive Boulevard, east of Old Troy Pike, where the construction crew struck the gas line.
Executive Boulevard is blocked in both directions in Huber Heights after a construction crew struck a gas line Thursday morning.
Vectren crews have been requested to the scene to isolate the leak, according to initial reports.
Dispatchers said there have been no reports of evacuations in the area.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:09 AM
DAYTON — Dayton police arrested a man Thursday afternoon in connection with a fire just hours after city firefighters rescued people from the second floor and roof of the burning house.
Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital — with one of them reportedly suffering from life-threatening injuries.
James Dennis, 23, of Dayton was arrested on suspicion of aggravated arson after the fire at 29 S. Terry St., according to a police report.
The victims and the suspect are relatives, firefighters said.
The investigation is now a joint effort by the Dayton Fire and Police departments, said Sgt. Michael Godsey of the Dayton police homicide squad, which was later called to the address following the fire first reported about 11 a.m.