Las Vegas shooting victims included in Greene County domestic violence vigil

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 8:04 PM

Las Vegas shooting victims included in Greene County domestic violence vigil

More than 100 people gathered Monday evening at the Greene Town Square to a light a candle and pause for peace at the annual vigil to raise awareness about domestic violence. 

The victims of the Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, were remembered during the vigil's moment of silence for survivors of family violence. 

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"Anytime there is a community tragedy, a national tragedy, we stand poised and ready to be able to assist individuals who are experiencing the trauma that goes along with tragedy such as this shooting in Las Vegas," said Debbie Matheson, executive dirctor, Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County. 

The vigil hosted by the FVPC of Greene County is aimed at raising awareness of domestic violence in Greene County as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Matheson said her heart sank when she learned of the Las Vegas shooting. 

(Michael Burianek/Staff)

Beside including the moment of silence for Las Vegas, the vigil featured the "Clothesline Project", a display of story-telling T-shirts about family violence, a survivor's testimony and a community pledge to help survivors, Matheson said. 

The vigil was held in the center of The Greene Town Center.

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Chance wintry mix today; warmer next week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Chance wintry mix today followed by a warmer and drier Sunday.

Clouds thicken through the morning with a chance of rain and snow showers to develop from the south. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Rain and snow showers push through during the evening before ending into the night. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Overnight lows fall into the upper 20s. Isolated slick spots possible.

  • Chance for passing rain/snow showers Saturday
  • Sunshine and milder for Sunday
  • Rain, potential for flooding returns next week

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny through mid-afternoon before clouds return. Highs will be warmer, climbing into the upper 40s. Rain is expected to develop at night.

Monday: Rain showers likely, but mild with highs in the lower 60s. It will be a bit breezy at times during the day.

Tuesday: It will likely rain with a chance for a few thunderstorms. It will be breezy and unseasonably warm. Highs will top out near 70 degrees.

Wednesday: Rain will be likely in the morning and then taper off with lingering clouds. It will turn cooler with early highs in the upper 50s.

Snow at UD

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Van stuck on railroad tracks after mistaking tracks for road

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:17 AM


A van is being removed by a tow from railroad tracks on West 6th Street and South River Street in Franklin.

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According to Franklin dispatch, crews were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. to a report of a van stuck on the tracks. Dispatch said the driver mistook the tracks for road.

It is not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor, dispatch said. 

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Vehicle stuck in creek in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:02 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:32 AM

Vehicle stuck in creek in Dayton

UPDATE @ 7: 30 a.m.:

The driver of the vehicle that ended up in Wolf Creek in Dayton was not injured, according to our crew. 

The incident is under investigation.

UPDATE @ 6:31 a.m.:

A tow truck is on its way to the scene of a car in Wolf Creek in Dayton.

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Detectives are on scene.

The accident is currently under investigation.


Crews are working to get a vehicle out of Wolf Creek.

According to dispatch, a car had gotten stuck in Wolf Creek near North Gettysburg Avenue and Cornell Drive in Dayton around 5:20 a.m. Saturday.

Dispatch said the driver was rescued by the fire department.

Dayton Police said they arrived to see a man sitting on the hood of his vehicle in the creek.

It is not known if the driver suffered any injuries. 

We have a crew on the scene to learn more.

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Businesses reopen after gas shut off to main ruptured in Harrison Twp. vehicle accident

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7:46 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Gas Leak in Harrison Twp

UPDATE @ 9:07 a.m.:

The Dollar Tree, Midas, and Auto Zone are open after being forced to close because of a possible gas leak Friday.

The Jiffy Lube on North Dixie Drive reported a smell of gas Saturday around 8:15 a.m.

According to a man who claimed to be a Jiffy Lube employee, police were called as a precaution to what was remaining circulating gas.

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The Jiffy Lube was advised to open its garage doors, according to the employee.

It remains open along with the other businesses in the area.

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m. (Friday):

The gas supplying the line on North Dixie Drive has been shut off. Streets in the area of the leak remain shut down until further notice.

UPDATE @ 7:52 p.m. (Friday): 

Midas and AutoZone, two more businesses along North Dixie Drive and south of Needmore Road, have been evacuated and shut down because of the gas leak, we’re hearing.

Again, there have been no reports of injury.


A reported vehicle accident along North Dixie Drive has prompted the shutdown of nearby streets and a call to Vectren because a gas main has been broken. 

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies and fire crews were called to North Dixie Drive at Needmore Road just after 7 p.m. on a report of a vehicle into a structure. 

The broken gas main is along North Dixie Drive, south of Needmore Road, near a Jiffy Lube.

We're not hearing any reports of injuries, but traffic in the area is being rerouted. We're also hearing that customers at the Dollar Tree on Needmore Road are being told to leave the store because of the gas leak investigation. 

Crews also are checking with a Kroger, where there are still customers, and a muffler shop along Needmore Road to see if there is gas leaking at either of those businesses.

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as information is made available. 

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