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5 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Shelby County

Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 10:02 PM

Five people were injured this afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on County Road 25A near Anna.

Preliminary investigation showed a white 2011 Chevrolet HHR around 1:40 p.m. was headed north in the 1200 block of CR 25A, north of Harmon Road in Franklin Twp. near Anna, when the car veered across the center line and struck the driver’s side of a green 2005 Chevy pickup truck headed south. The HHR then struck head-on a 2013 Honda Pilot, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

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The HHR driver had to be extricated and was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. 

Four people inside the Honda were taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured. 

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The names and conditions of those involved in the crash have not been released, and the crash remains under investigation, according to the sheriff's office.

Rollover crash kills 18-year-old in Warren County

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:26 PM

An 18-year-old from Goshen was killed Friday afternoon in a rollover crash in eastern Warren County.

Shelby L. Fein was driving a silver 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east on U.S. 22 just before 4 p.m. in Washington Twp. when she drove off the right side of the roadway. The car struck a tree line and overturned. Fein was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.

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Preliminary crash investigation indicates that Fein was not wearing her seat belt at the time, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Washington Twp. Fire and EMS, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Warren County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.

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Crews battling house fire in Union City, Darke County

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:58 PM

Several crews are on scene of a house fire in the 400 block of Union City-Elroy Road, in Union City, Ohio.

The incident in Darke County was dispatched about 9:12 p.m. and we're hearing that more firefighting equipment is being called to the scene. 

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The initial dispatch reported smoke coming through the front door at 478 Union City-Elroy Road. We're now hearing that the first floor is fully involved in flames. 

There has been no word about injuries. 

We will continue to monitor this developing report. 

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Red kettle campaign $10K short; Salvation Army issues public plea 

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:07 PM

The Salvation Army of Clark County is about $10,000 short on donations and needs help.

The Clark County Salvation Army is asking the community to check for loose change in couch cushions and car seats to help make up for the nearly $10,000 shortfall in its red kettle fundraiser.

“It’s one of the most recognizable fundraisers in the world,” Development Director Ryan Ray said of the campaign in its 127th year.

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In an era when people pay with smartphones and often don’t carry cash or coins, Ray said he wants community members who see a red kettle to know what it represents.

“Lives are positively affected and enriched by your money. We promise and guarantee the money given is used to the best of our ability; 83 cents of every dollar given to us is invested in lives in the community to help those falling through the cracks,” Ray said.

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Utility, housing and food assistance, programs for at-risk youth and helping those in homeless shelters get back on their feet are among ways the Salvation Army reaches out.

“Here in Clark County, people oftentimes see our kettles as hope. A lot of bell ringers have seen help from the Salvation Army and they want to give back,” Ray said.

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Bell ringers are paid minimum wage, but it often can be difficult to staff the kettles. Many are likely put off by the cold weather.

“The ones you see out there are warriors. ... “One of the all-star bell ringers is at Walmart on Bechtle,” who often dances and sings as he's out ringing the bell and wishing shoppers a Merry Christmas.

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Boil advisory now in effect after water main break on Heincke Road, Miamisburg

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:01 PM

Miamisburg water main break

UPDATE @ 7:51 p.m.: The break has been repaired and service should be restored shortly, city PIO Gary Giles said.

INITIAL REPORT

A water main break on North Heincke Road, near Mary Francis Court, in Miamisburg has caused more than 200 homes and apartments to lose water service, city Public Information Office Gary Giles said. 

In a statement release minutes ago, those in affected residences will get a door hanger notice advising of a boil water advisory, which will be in effect at least 24 hours. Repair crews are on site. 

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A second door hanger notice will be delivered when the advisory expires. 

Heincke Road has not been closed to traffic, Giles said. 

We'll update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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