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Iconic 158-year-old Oregon District church to close this Sunday

Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church is closing. Video by Amelia Robinson

It survived Dayton’s great flood of 1913 and more than one arsonist’s flame, but declining membership and resources were just too much for a 158-year-old church at the edge of Dayton’s Oregon District to handle.

>>FIRST REPORT: Iconic 158-year-old Oregon District church that serves the needy is closing

New Year’s Eve will bring the final Sunday worship at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. 

The church located at 239 Wayne Ave. has been sold to Weyland Ventures, the developers of The Wheelhouse project, located nearby at 210 Wayne Ave.

“The proceeds that will come from that divestment and sale of the building from Weyland Ventures will all be paid forward,” said Pastor Bob Miller.

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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor Robert E. Miller confirmed that the church at 239 Wayne Ave. will close after Christmas service 2017.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

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Thirteen different organizations, from Daybreak to Habitat for Humanity will benefit from the sale, and, the nonprofit Jeremiah’s Letter formerly based at the church has found a new home on Xenia Avenue.

Miller says it’s knowing that the church’s mission will live on that makes the final days easier to bear. 

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“Even in closing and going away as a worshipping site, our ministry will live on through others and I'm excited about that,” Miller said. 

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor Robert E. Miller confirmed that the church at 239 Wayne Ave. will close after Christmas service 2017.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Weyland Ventures, the developer that purchased the church says the building’s next chapter might involve a restaurant, apartments and shops. 

“It seemed like an opportunity to create a win-win situation where you could end up with something that would pay it forward, and at the same time keep this history and all the stories alive,” said Bill Weyland, Chief Strategy Officer of Weyland Ventures.

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Weyland says there are preliminary plans for the church and the former school next door. 

“We'll do residential I'm sure, in the education building. This space can be for events, it can be for restaurants,” Weyland said.

More details will come after the new ownership takes over in 2018.

Weyland Ventures has also promised to honor the building’s historic integrity, which means the iconic steeple, built around 1869, isn’t going anywhere.

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WHIO-TV reporter Lauren Clark contributed to this report. 

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor Robert E. Miller confirmed that the church at 239 Wayne Ave. will close after Christmas service 2017.(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Winter in full swing; Another cold blast sends temps to well below freezing

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:18 AM

Snow started falling late Sunday and will continue through Monday.

Days and days of frigid air and multiple storms are so far marking the winter of 2017-18 in the Dayton region.  

>> RELATED: Wind Chill Advisory in effect until afternoon; drivers should watch for snow lingering roads

Champaign and Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency as of Tuesday morning. Roadways throughout the region are slick because of the thin covering of ice and snow left behind after a day of snow showers.

A wind chill advisory that went into effect at 11 Monday night will remain in effect until Tuesday afternoon. 

Scattered snow showers during the Monday afternoon commute left behind a dusting to 2 inches.  

Two trucks got stuck when they tried to drive onto private property.

Current traffic conditions from the WHIO traffic center

Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio. 

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Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times 8 to 10 seconds, Bowron said. On dry pavement, stop times usually fall in a range of 3 to 4 seconds.

Here are some Monday snowfall totals in local communities:

Troy 1.3 inches

Celina 1.0 inch

Dayton International Airport 0.9 inches

Lebanon 0.5 inches

West Alexandria 0.5 inches

Bellefontaine 0.9 inches

Springfield 0.8 inches

Xenia 0.6 inches

Fairborn 2.0 inches

Versailles 1.0 inch

Sidney 1.0 inch

Lebanon 0.5 inches 

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Tuesday is predicted to have wind chills dipping in a range of 10 below to 15 below zero. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover around 10 degrees. 

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Wind chill advisory now in effect until Tuesday afternoon

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 3:29 AM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:19 PM

Snow then bitter cold.

A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday as wind chill values dip to 10 below to 15 below zero.

At last check, Champaign Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency.

 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Wind chills from 5 below to 15 below zero overnight
  • Blowing snow, black ice possible
  • Slow warming trend through week ahead

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Road conditions along interstate 70 in Clark County.

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy. Some passing flurries. Gusty winds will create some blowing and drifting snow, mainly in rural areas. 

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TUESDAY: A wind chill advisory that began Monday night remains in effect through 3 p.m. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will hold to around 10 degrees with wind chill readings staying anywhere from 5 below to 15 below zero as wind gusts continue. Some flurries will be possible toward evening.

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WEDNESDAY: After another bitter start, temperatures will top out in the upper teens for highs despite a mix of sun and clouds. 

THURSDAY: Skies will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will slowly moderate, climbing into the upper 20s. It will be breezy at times.

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FRIDAY: Expect some increase in clouds late in the day. Otherwise skies will be partly cloudy with highs rebounding into the middle 30s. It will be breezy at times. 

WHIO Winter Weather App 

SATURDAY: Clouds will thicken through the day with a chance for a few passing showers or drizzle. It will be breezy but milder with highs in the middle 40s. 

University to open Trotwood satellite office

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF
CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

Central State University is planning a new satellite office in Trotwood.

The new location in the Trotwood Civic and Cultural Arts Center will bring agricultural programming to the northwest Montgomery County suburb.

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“As a land-grant institution, our Extension and Research activities bring vital and practical information to agricultural producers, small business owners, consumers, families, and young people,” Dr. Alton B. Johnson, Central State dean and director of College of Science and Engineering 1890 Land-Grant Programs.

Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond and Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald signed the official memorandum of understanding today to mark the new partnership.

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“With the City of Trotwood being two-thirds rural as well as the number of alumni who reside in our community, it was only a natural fit that we partner with Central State University to bring agricultural programming to the City,” McDonald said.

Jackson-Hammond said at the signing ceremony that part of the university’s goal is to support young people, who will then be more likely to support their community in return.

“When you make an influence or impact on young people, they tend to have a greater commitment to their community. They don’t go off looking for greener grass in another community or another city or another state, because they have now become invested in their community and that’s the kind of interest we hope we will develop,” said Jackson-Hammond.

The community center where the satellite office will be located is set to be reopened after being closed for eight years after it underwent a renovation with the help of more than $400,000 in state and county funds.

McDonald said previously that the city officals wanted to attract organizations to use the space after the renovation in order to bring more services to the community.

Watch out for slick spots on roads; tips for driving in snow

Published: Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 12:50 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

Downtown Dayton Snow

There have been a few reports of non-injury crashes from slick roads as a result of snow showers across the Miami Valley.

>> Download our free WHIO Weather App for alerts, closings and latest forecasts at your fingertips

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AAA recommends the following tips for driving in the snow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads. 
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly. 
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop. 
  • Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. 
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it. 
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible. 
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill. 
  • Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.