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Equifax breach: What you should do

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

The Equifax data breach was revealed last Thursday- but many people who may be affected remain confused about what to do to protect themselves.

The cyberattack compromised the birth dates, social security numbers, addresses of 143 million people. 

To find out if your information was compromised in the Equifax breach, go to

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Besides diligently monitoring your bank and credit card accounts, you can sign up for fraud alerts, credit freezes or credit monitoring services. 

The FTC recommends monitoring your credit reports from the three bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, at, and consider placing a freeze on your credit files. 

This will prevent new accounts from being opened without a PIN, but will not keep someone from making fraudulent charges to an existing account, according to the FTC. 

Consumers will need to sign up for a credit freeze at each of the credit reporting agencies- 

Equifax — 1-800-349-9960 

Experian — 1 888 397 3742 

TransUnion — 1-888-909-8872 

However, due to high demand, consumers have been met with “temporarily unavailable” webpages and clogged phone lines. 

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There are three types of fraud alerts to consider, too. 

An Initial Fraud Alert will protect your credit for at least 90 days. 

An Extended Fraud Alert extends the protection for seven years. 

An Active Duty Military Alert protects members of the military during deployment and lasts for one year. 

To place one of these alerts on all of your credit files, consumers need to only contact one of the three credit bureaus, according to the FTC.

8 vehicles, 1 injury in 2 crashes on I-75 South in Dayton during rush hour

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:05 PM

South 75 at Grand Ave Crash

Two separate vehicle accidents on I-75 South in Dayton during rush hour Friday evening sent one person to a hospital, left eight vehicles heavily damaged and clogged traffic. 

The accidents were reported between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch. 

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OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Crash on state Route 741 closes road several hours

The first accident, near the Stanley Avenue exit, involved a semitrailer and three passenger vehicles. No one was injured. 

Dayton police said a lane change apparently triggered the mashup. 

Traffic, at 6:30 p.m., was down to one lane. 

One person was taken to a hospital from the second accident, farther south state Route 4, which involved four passenger vehicles, police said. 

In that accident, the far left lane remained closed at 6:30 p.m.

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Crash closes Ohio 741 at least 6 hours near Springboro to replace power pole

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:43 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

Crash closes SR 741 for hours

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

Those headed to the 5:30 p.m. Springboro High School boys basketball scrimmage, coming from south of Ohio 741 and Red Lion-Five Points Road, should use Interstate 75 to get to the game.

On northbound I-75, get off at the exit for state Route 73 (West Central Avenue) and go right on on South Main Street (Ohio 741). Springboro High School will be on the right at 1675 S. Main St.

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For the latest traffic information, tune in to AM 1290 or News 95.7, or visit the WHIO traffic page.

UPDATE @ 4:17 p.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said state Route 741 will be shut down for 6 to 7 hours near Red Lion-Five Points Road. Duke Energy is on scene repairing a pole and said the damages will take an extended time to fix. The driver was an man and not a student, according to authorities. 

The Springboro boys basketball team has a scrimmage scheduled tonight and drivers will need to find an alternate route to Springboro High School. 


State Route 741 is currently closed due to a one car accident near Red Lion-Five Points Road just south of Springboro High School.

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The crash reportedly happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon when a driver hit an electric pole. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to the Clearcreek Township Fire Department. 


The pole was reportedly ripped in half and Duke Energy is on scene working to repair the damages. We will bring you the latest developments in this story. 

Dayton grocery fire: Kroger, others offer help to neighborhood

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Kroger helping those affected by Food For Less fire

In response to the recent fire that destroyed the Food For Less on East Third Street in Dayton, another grocer is sponsoring five food distributions for families impacted through The Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry.

The first distribution will be Tuesday at The FoodBank, followed by four weekly distributions through Dec. 21 at Laborers’ Local 1410.

“Kroger is pleased to help ease the worries of residents who lost their grocery store in a fire last week with a few options to get much needed food and grocery items,” said Tim Brown, Kroger, Cincinnati/Dayton Division president. “The mobile pantry will be a lifeline to residents who depended on their community store.”

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Distributions are open to those impacted by the fire. Clients must meet household eligibility requirements and provide a photo ID and proof of residence.

Michelle L. Riley, CEO of The Foodbank, said partners like Kroger and Laborers’ Local 1410 will help ensure East Dayton residents have access to fresh food while they struggle with the loss of the store.

“Dayton is a town full of generous people who care about community,” she said. “Together, we will make life a little easier for our neighbors impacted by this tremendous loss.”

Because the building was a total loss, it could be some time before the cause of the fire is determined, said Dayton Fire Department spokesman Bryan Adams.

“A lot of damage makes it harder to investigate,” he said.

On Nov. 18, Grace Cares, a ministry of Grace Baptist Church in Kettering, in partnership with Kroger, will begin offering free shuttle transportation from the closed Food For Less store to Kroger at 1024 S. Smithville Road. The service will run on Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-3 p.m.

Lutfi Hussein, the owner of Food For Less, said the fire was “devastating.”

Hussein, who also owns the People’s Market on North Main Street, said he is determined to rebuild Food For Less, but future plans will be guided by the amount of any insurance settlement.

“It was never in our mind to put the clients or our customers in any hardship,” he said. “We are as much victims as they are and I hope one day we’ll put it back together — and soon — and be able to have them back again. I understand what they are going through and sympathize.”

Food distributions for families impacted by Food For Less fire

- Nov. 21

10-11 a.m.

The Foodbank

56 Armor Place, Dayton

Note: This is distribution is only open to 45403 zip code and the surrounding communities

- Nov. 29th; Dec. 4, 12, 21

11 a.m.-noon

Laborers’ Local 1410

2228 E. Third Street, Dayton

Note: These are open to anyone in need of food assistance

Crashes on I-75 in Dayton, state Route 741 in Clearcreek Twp. causing delays

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:32 AM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:08 PM

South 75 at Grand Ave Crash

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75, in the area of Stanley and West Grand avenues in Dayton, there are at least two vehicle accidents. Only the far right lane is open at 6 p.m. The first accident appears to involve a semitrailer and two passenger vehicles. No injuries are being reported in that accident. The second accident, farther south on I-75 about a quarter mile from Stanley Avenue and near West Grand Avenue, appears to involve a passenger vehicle against the wall. Both accidents were reported between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • On state Route 741 south, in Clearcreek Twp. in the area of Springboro High School, a single-vehicle accident about 2:30 p.m. has taken out a power pole. The driver was not injured, according to ODOT officials at the scene. A Duke Energy crew is having to replace the pole and re-hang the lines, which means that section of 741 will be shut down at least 6 hours, according to the ODOT crew. The closure, in both directions, begins at Red Lion-Five Points Road, south of the high school.
  • On southbound U.S. 68, just north of Interstate 70 in Springfield Twp., medics and deputies responded to a  crash reported around 5:45 a.m. 
  • On northbound Interstate 75 between Austin Boulevard and Interstate 675 in Miami Twp., police and medics were dispatched to a crash with injuries reported around 5:40 a.m. All lanes are open, but police and a tow truck remain on the left side of the road at 6:30 a.m.
  • On southbound Interstate 675 just north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek, police were dispatched to a reported crash around 5:30 a.m. There were no immediate reports of any blocked lanes. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • On East Dayton Drive at East Xenia Drive in Fairborn, police were dispatched on a report of a crash around 6:40 a.m. 
  • Martindale Road is closed east of the Stillwater River in Butler Twp. as of 6:15 a.m. as Dayton Power & Light replaces a pole.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • SR 48 Ramp to I-70 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. - Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. The official detour is: SR 48 to US 40 east to SR 49 to I-70 west.
  • SR 48 Ramp to I-70 east, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. - Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. The official detour is SR 48 to US 40 east to Airport Access Road to I-70 east.
  • US 35 east Ramp to I-75 north, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. - Nov. 17 at 6 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 east to I-75 south to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east


  • SR 4 between I-70 and Enon Road, Lane closures Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Enon Road Ramp to SR 4 south, RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. The official detour is: SR 4 north to SR 369 to SR 4 south
  • SR 4 north Ramp to Enon Road, Intermittent RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 26 - Nov. 17. The official detour is: SR 4 north to SR 369 to SR 4 south to Enon Road


  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 705 between Holthaus Road and Baumer Brandewie Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 8 - 22. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 119 to SR 364