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Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:15 PM
— Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.
Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.
“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Anyone planning to head out should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.
If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.
“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 AM
DAYTON — A report of shots fired at officers has prompted a large police response in the area of West Second Street and Bungalow Road in Dayton Monday morning.
Officers requested assistance near the intersection around 10:45 a.m. after shots were fired in their direction, according to police scanner traffic.
The suspects have reportedly fled in a vehicle and no injuries have been reported.
It was not immediately known if the officers returned fire.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:56 PM
DAYTON — - UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.:
The cat has been rescued, according to a Hospice of Dayton spokesperson.
Dayton fire and police personnel were able to remove the cat from the tree. The cat was said to be healthy and will be taken a local animal facility that accepts stray cats.
A cat with apparent injuries up in a tree on Hospice of Dayton grounds tonight has some people in the community concerned.
There have been posts on social media, including the WHIO Facebook page, and calls to our newsroom from people who want to get help for the animal.
We reached out to Hospice of Dayton, and officials there said they are working to resolve the issue.
Earlier, police were called to stop citizens from trying to retrieve the cat.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
Clayton leaders praised the work of the Parks Advisory Board, noting that the group has achieved several of its goals the past few years.
Members of the Parks Advisory Commission first met in 2015 with a mission to make the parks of Clayton more welcoming and bring in more events than it had in past. The advisory group is made up Chairman Earl Harlamert, Co-Vice Chair Traci Barnes, Co-Vice Chair Helen Senu-Oke, Jakie McArdle, Lisa Menker and Robin Spiller.
In the years since, the Parks Advisory Commission has accomplished many projects, city leaders said. They have replaced the signs in and around the parks, improved the landscape with work on trees, sidewalks and flowers, and they have helped provide more community events.
Many popular events for the city include the Labor Day Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, picnics with bounce houses for children, food, fun and games.
According to city officials at the last council meeting on Thursday, commission members went above and beyond the call of duty, aspiring to bring better service to the community.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:49 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 11:43 a.m.:
Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart released a statement regarding today’s bus accident.
"We are aware there was a traffic accident involving a Dayton Public Schools bus this morning in the downtown area. We are waiting on an official report from the Dayton Police Department.”
UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.:
A crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus and an SUV has resulted in only minor injuries according to the Dayton Police Department.
Police report the school bus was traveling South on Ludlow Street and ran a red light causing a collision with a SUV.
There were about two dozen students on board the bus and two children reported minor injuries, the driver of the bus and the driver of the SUV were uninjured.
At least two children have been injured in a crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus in downtown Dayton Monday morning.
The crash was reported at the intersection of West Sixth and Ludlow streets around 8:40 a.m.
Initial reports indicate two of the children suffered injuries, but the injuries do not appear to be serious, according to police scanner traffic.
Additional details were not available.