Hippo happiness: Both parents join Cincinnati Zoo baby Fiona

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 4:05 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 4:03 PM

And Daddy makes three.

The father of the Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio.

Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool Tuesday morning before the zoo opened. They say the supervised visit of about an hour went well, with Bibi properly reacting protectively.

Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with Bibi for several weeks, with some contact inside separately with Henry.

Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). She overcame health scares and now weighs nearly 375 pounds (170 kilograms). Her parents weigh about 10 times that.

Video updates such as Fiona taking a bottle, splashing or running have drawn millions of online views.

WATCH: Flames shoot from Dayton house on Nassau Street

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Nassau Street fire in Dayton

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. 

Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000 after a fire broke out at a house on Nassau Street in Dayton Monday morning. 

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Officials said the house was vacant and no injuries were reported. 

The fire is under investigation and has not been determined if it is suspicious. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff

UPDATE @ 9:40 a.m. 

Firefighters continue to work to extinguish flames from a house that caught fire Monday morning on Nassau Street in Dayton. 

Officials said the structure is believed to be vacant and no injuries have been reported. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters are battling a house fire on Nassau Street near Xenia Avenue in Dayton Monday morning. 

Crews responded to the call around 9 a.m. and reported smoke and flames coming from the structure. 

Initial reports indicate the house is believed to be vacant and firefighters are battling the blaze defensively. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

Ohio 571 to be closed for days after corn silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. 

Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down in New Carlisle for a few days to remove 10,000 tons of corn that fell into the roadway after a grain silo collapsed at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company late Sunday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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The collapse knocked down multiple power poles, originally disrupting electric service to around 300 Dayton Power and Light customers. 

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At 10 a.m., 15 outages were still reported in Clark County, according to an online outage map. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn new details. 

Jarod Thrush/Staff

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m: Power is steadily being restored in Clark County with only a reported 15 customers experiencing an outage.

Power was cut off as a safety measure after a corn silo collapsed Sunday night prompting crews to investigate the building. 

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m: Over 300 customers are without power in Clark County after a corn silo collapse caused crews to cut the power in order to investigate the incident.

The collapse occurred late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain around 11:40 p.m. 

Crews will be working all night into tomorrow and there’s no word on how long the outage will have customers without power. 

We will monitor the DP&L outage map and continue to update the story.

INITIAL REPORT

Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.

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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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Crews battle fire at wood production company in Camden

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 4:15 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of Preble County Barn Fire

UPDATE @ 5:55 a.m: Fire crews are still on scene of a barn fire that occurred at Precision Wood Products in Camden Monday morning.

The fire was reported around 3:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of Aukerman Creek Road as fully involved, prompting multiple area fire departments to respond.

No word on what caused the fire or what damage estimates will be, but the barn appears to be a total loss as crews are tearing it down. 

Officials continue to investigate the incident. 

INITIAL REPORT

There is a reported structure fire in the 2400 block of Aukerman Creek Road that occurred early Monday morning, per initial reports. 

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The incident was reported as a barn fire around 3:50 a.m. and multiple mutual aid has been requested.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as additional details become available. 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:09 AM

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Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On northbound I-675 at U.S. 35 in Beavercreek, a crash reported around 7:50 a.m. is blocking the left and center lanes. Traffic is backed up past the Indian Ripple Road exit. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction.