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Fairborn district preparing for 2 new elementary school buildings

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:51 PM

Details about two new Fairborn elementary school buildings are emerging. 

Fairborn Intermediate School, also known as Palmer South Elementary School, is one of the two buildings to be replaced. 

The $50-million project stems from the passage of a bond levy last year that will raise funds for the project. 

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Planning is to continue through fall 2019. Classes are scheduled to begin in fall 2022. The 100,000-square-foot building to replace Palmer will house grades three through five. 

The projected cost is more than $21 million, according to school district officials. 

The second building to be replaced, the primary school off Dayton Yellow Springs Road, will house pre-K through grade two. That 130,000-square-foot facility is to be two stories and include new technology, larger gym and playground equipment. 

Construction is to begin in December 2018, with a projected completion date of fall 2020. 

The cost for that part of the project has been estimated at $27 million, according to school district officials.

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Multiple crashes on I-75 in Miami County causing traffic headaches

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

OSP Piqua post is investigating a crash involving 2 semis

State troopers and medics have responded to a crash that left a tractor trailer on its side on northbound Interstate 75 north of Troy Friday morning. 

State troopers and medics responded to the highway, about five miles north of Troy around 10:10 a.m. 

The crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 is located near the County Road 25-A exit between Troy and Piqua.  One lane is currently open, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A second crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 about two miles north of the northbound crash has traffic down to one lane on that side of the highway, the patrol said.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Surveillance video captures Hewitt Soap Factory fire begin

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

This is video of fires burning from The Glass Hat across the street from the Hewitt Soap Factory.

Surveillance video from The Glass Hat bar captures the moments as the Hewitt Soap Factory began to burn late last week and now that bar’s owner is questioning whether firefighters did enough to protect her business from damage.

“My siding, the whole outside of my bar is melted.  It’s horrible,” said owner Deanna Huitt.  “You see the firemen walking around the camera, but there was nobody spraying the building or spraying my business.”

We’re expecting the Dayton Fire Department to respond to Huitt’s claims Friday afternoon.

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Huitt said it was at least 30 minutes into the surveillance video before a firefighter can be seen using the hose.

Firefighters said at the time of the fire there were water pressure issues and the fire department had to contact the city to increase the pressure to fight the flames.

Huitt told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley that she’d been keeping a close eye on the former soap factory and said she’s called police several times when she’s  seen trespassers get inside.

Huitt just hopes she doesn’t have to pay the thousands of dollars she expects the repairs to cost.

We asked the owner and facility manager at the soap factory if they would assist in fixing the damage to the bar and they said they were unable to talk about it.

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Five Day Forecast

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared:

  • Heavy rain late Friday night, Saturday afternoon--ponding on the roads and reduced visibility will make driving challenging, and raise your risk of hydroplaning.
  • Winds will be gusting Saturday afternoon and evening. Isolated power outages are possible. Holiday decorations and lawn furniture could be blown around or damaged. 
  • Cold air will move in quickly, a 20-degree drop is expected by Sunday morning. Below freezing temperatures, light snow flurries are possible. Accumulation should not be an issue, but icy spots on roads Sunday morning are possible.

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‘You guys are ruining Christmas,’ man tells police

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Steven Elzey
Steven Elzey

A man with a warrant for his arrest  told police “you guys are ruining Christmas” after he was arrested while police investigated a suspicious circumstance involving copper wire at First Street Recycling on East First Street, according to a Dayton police report.

Steven Elzey, 35, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing official business and falsification after he allegedly lied to police about his identity, the report said.

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As officers investigated the suspicious circumstance, they determined Elzey had a warrant out for his arrest.

While he was being transported to jail, Elzey told police, “I should have...run. I would have got away.” the report read.