Federal EPA in charge of mercury spill cleanup in Enon

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Some Enon residents have been displaced after high levels of mercury were found in their home on Marion Drive. 

The residents were cleaning out their garage on April 13 and discovered a mercury spill and called authorities, according to Dina Pierce, spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 

The state agency responded to the home and took readings, which indicated there were dangerously high levels of mercury in the home.

Pierce said there is no risk to the neighborhood. State EPA workers secured the property and the residents are temporarily displaced now as the U.S. EPA has taken over the remediation efforts.

Witnesses tell this newsroom workers were on the property Monday evening hauling items out of the home.

We’re working to gather more details.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 4:11 AM

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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 .

Michael Purves is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • I-75 south at Benchwood. Left and center lanes blocked. Right lane open.
  • Route 49 at Pitsburg-Laura Road in Darke County. Three to four vehicles involved in crash.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 


  • 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 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
  • SR 49 between Poplar Street and Main Street, road closure March 1st – April 30th. The official detour is: US 40 to SR 503 to SR 722.
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures through May 31. One southbound lane will remain open at all times. 
  • 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. 
  • Old Mill Road between Phillipsburg-Union Road and North Montgomery County Line Road, Road Closure February 6th - May 6th. The official ODOT detour is: Phillipsburg-Union Road to Rhinehard Road to North Montgomery County Line Road to Old Mill Road
  • 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 


  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures April 9th – 29th between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

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Gas prices continue to slowly increase

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

Breaking News Staff

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton increased 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.

This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.42 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  

Including the change in gas prices in Dayton during the past week, prices on Sunday were 19.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 25.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 13.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. 

"Gasoline prices saw another weekly lift, yet have begun to slow their ascent in recent days," said Patrick DeHaan, a GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "Since mid-February, average gasoline prices have risen 17 cents— a far cry from the 41 cent gain during the same time a year ago. While the annual spring spike remains subdued, prices do remain 28 cents higher than a year ago, though the gap has narrowed." 

The average price for a gallon of gas in Dayton on Monday morning is $2.40 with prices stable, according to GasBuddy.com. The cheapest gas is $2.24 per gallon at Marathon located at 8811 North Dixie & Little York Road . 

In the Hamilton area, the average gas price is $2.43 per gallon with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.32 per gallon at Murphy USA located at 3201 Princeton Road and State Route 4. 

In the Springfield area, the average gas price is $2.40 per gallon with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.2.29 per gallon at Marathon located at 4000 Springfield-Xenia Road near Sparrow Road. 

"Overall, I would be surprised if we see the national average rise substantially more since the deadline for refiners to switch over to summer gasoline is nearly here,” DeHaan said. “In addition, U.S. oil production numbers are up, keeping pressure on oil prices, while gasoline inventories remain very healthy. While we may see the national average rise to the low side of our previous predictions of $2.51 - $2.83 per gallon for May, we're unlikely to see anything higher, which is certainly good news for motorists.”

Police: Robbery report on Linden Ave. in Dayton unfounded

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 3:48 AM

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UPDATE @ 4:15 a.m

Dayton police said a man who reported a robbery on Linden Avenue early Monday morning made a false report. 

Police said the man’s claims of having his vehicle stolen, and shots fired during the incident are unfounded. 

The alleged incident was reported at the Everyday Food Mart but did not involve the store, investigators said updating initial reports. 

It was not clear if the man who falsely reported the robbery would face any charges. 


Dayton police are investigating a reported robbery at the Everyday Food Mart on Linden Avenue early Monday morning. 

Police were dispatched to the convenience store at 1035 Linden Avenue around 3:40 a.m. after an employee reported a robbery. 

Initial reports indicate two men were involved and fired shots as they left the store.

Medics were also requested after the employee reported sustaining facial injuries during the incident. 

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

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Fairborn police investigate 3-month-old death

Published: Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 10:33 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

FAIRBORN — The infant that died Sunday evening was 3-months-old, according to city police.

  • Fairborn police responded to a report of an infant not breathing at the Fairborn Apartments complex north of Ohio 235 on Sunday.
  • Police said the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Police have not released a statement about the tragedy, or said what led to the child’s death.

Family members and friends gathered outside the apartment building to offer support following the infant’s death.

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We’re working to learn if police are investigating the infant’s death as suspicious.

Crews were called to an apartment around 8 p.m. in the 300 block of Wallace Drive in the complex.

Inside the complex, Wallace Drive was blocked while crews remained on scene.


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