Gusty winds, falling temperatures as arctic air arrives

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 3:16 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

Winter-like temperatures have arrived in the Miami Valley.

Gusty winds and falling temperatures will continue through the evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. 

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  • Clouds to break tonight
  • Arctic air arriving; wind chills dropping to the teens
  • Chance for snow showers this weekend

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

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TONIGHT: Clouds will slowly break with wind gusts around 30 mph through the evening. Winds will diminish tonight, with temperatures continuing to drop into the middle 20s. Wind chills will drop into the teens by morning. 

WEDNESDAY: A cold morning with temperatures in the middle 20s and winds chills in the teens. Expect partly cloudy skies with a breeze picking back up during the day. It will be chilly with highs near 40 degrees.

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THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY: The day will start with sunshine and temperatures in the upper teens. Some clouds will increase late in the day with highs holding in the lower 30s.

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SATURDAY: Skies will be mostly cloudy with breezy conditions. Snow showers will be likely with a light accumulation possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

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SUNDAY: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a chance for passing flurries. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

Large pothole causes several flat tires in Harrison Twp.

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:31 PM

At least five vehicles have hit a large pothole resulting in seven flat tires at Klepinger Road and Salem Avenue in Harrison Township.

RELATED: Rough winter brings potholes ‘worse than normal’ to Miami Valley

According to scanner traffic, an officer asked about a road crew just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Tamara Gaddis, one person who hit the pothole, said she turned into a store parking lot and noticed she had two flat tires and bent rims. 

RELATED: Meteorologist Eric Elwell explains how potholes form

Five other cars were at the lot that were effected, Gaddis said. 

“I thought it was just me, and there were five other cars. The pothole has been there a while but it’s escalated and it’s gotten bigger,” according to Gaddis.

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Centerville veteran’s active shooter training credited with saving lives of two witnesses to Las Vegas shooting

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Local 25-year veteran officer recognized for active shooter training helping Las Vegas shooting witness

A Centerville police officer with years of experience with the department was recognized Monday for his extensive work in the law enforcement community, to include active shooter training that a Las Vegas shooting witness credited with saving his life.

Officer John Davis has served as a community relations officer with Centerville police since 2012, but has been with the department for 25 years.

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Davis has taught “Run, Hide, Fight” training to a variety of organizations throughout the region and the country to educate and prepare participants on how to respond to active threats, according to city officials.

Davis said he was recently contacted by an individual who participated in the training, when he was teaching in Long Beach, Calif. The individual told Davis the training came into use while he was in Las Vegas at the time of last year’s mass shooting.

“He credited the training with saving his and his wife’s life,” Davis said.

Davis has taught courses across Ohio and in Orlando, Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Long Beach.

Davis also has roles with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.

Piqua man accused of rape is competent for trial, judge decides

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:16 PM

Stanley Fraley (Courtesy/Miami County Jail)
Stanley Fraley (Courtesy/Miami County Jail)

A Piqua man charged with felony rape has been found competent for trial, a Miami County Common Pleas judge ruled.

Stanley Fraley, 61, is charged in a case involving an adult woman who told Troy police she was raped with force. 

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Fraley had pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Tuesday, Judge Jeannine Pratt said the report of an evaluation of Fraley found he was able to understand and assist in court proceedings and was not suffering from any mental disease or defects at the time of the offense. 

Trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 6.

Fraley remains in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience 

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:14 PM

Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska forced families to evacuate their homes last night around 4:30 a.m. local time. 

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark spoke with a Tipp City native who is now living in Anchorage and felt the effects of the quake in her home.

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“The bed started to move a little bit, and I looked over at my doorway and the door was swinging,” said Miami Valley native Katherine Krupa.

Krupa moved to Alaska three years ago with her husband Joe, who is an army Lieutenant Colonel from Centerville. 

When my husband said, "Oh, we're going to Alaska.”  “I just never thought about earthquakes,” stated Krupa.

Krupa has since learned that earthquakes are a regular occurrence in Alaska, which is located in the Ring of Fire. 

The Krupa’s home was not damaged, but friends of theirs were forced to leave their home and seek higher ground after Tsunami warnings.

Lauren Clark’s full interview with the Tipp City native will be on News Center 7 beginning at 5 p.m.