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Published: Saturday, September 02, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Saturday, September 02, 2017 @ 11:15 PM
A Springfield kennel is partnering with the local National Great Pyrenees Rescue group to do its part to help dogs lost in the Texas floodwaters.
Neal Kennels, 3945 E. National Road, will be a temporary home for Daisy, Dollie, Trigger, Rock and three puppies. The six Great Pyrenees left their foster homes in Louisiana to make room for an influx of Houston pets to Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey devastated their city.
The dogs were expected to arrive on Sunday in Springfield.
"They don't know what's going on ... they don't know where to go ... and they probably couldn't swin that far anyway," Karen Neal of Neal Kennel said of dogs caught in floodwaters. "It's terrifying."
Seeing images from flooding in Houston, the kennel and rescue group wanted to pitch in.
"We were kind of trying to figure out how we could help out," Kaira Capenter of National Great Pyrenees Rescue said.
The Pyrenees shelter is nearly out of space, so Neal is offering room at her kennel on the same property.
"We can't do a whole lot, but we can do this," Neal said.
While helping animals with a difficult past is what the rescue does every day, the organization said it's a great feeling to know their gesture could open up a new home for a lost dog in Texas.
"It means everything, it feels good and it's just a little bit we can do," Carpenter said.
The rescue group said it needs more foster homes.
National Great Pyrenees Rescue spokeswoman Barbara Mattson told News Center 7 the nonprofit was tasked with rescuing the dogs and has raised $25,000 in the final two days of its fundraising campaign to assist with dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The rescue is caring for the dogs by providing them with veterinary care.
It’s not clear yet how long it will take for the dogs to be ready for adoption.
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."