Man hurt after trailer careens into Springfield home

Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

UPDATE @ 1:38 p.m.

An older man was hurt when a dislodged trailer careened into his living room today in Springfield.

The trailer came unhitched from a pickup truck and traveled a few hundred yards before it careened into a chain-link fence and crashed into the side of a home at South Burnett Road and Van Buren Avenue.

The older male occupant of the home was taken to the hospital. Police said the injury did not appear to be serious.

The house sustained significant damage as the trailer traveled into the living room of the home.

The driver of the truck was cited for the incident.


Crews are responding to the report of a crash into a house in the area of South Burnett Road and Van Buren Avenue in Springfield.

The crashh was reported around 12:15 p.m.

Scanner traffic indicated a trailer came loose from a truck and careened into a home.

We’re headed to the scene to find out more.

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Strong storms may threaten Miami Valley today

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 6:05 AM

A couple rounds of showers and storms today will affect the Miami Valley.

A powerful spring storm system moved through the Central Plains Wedneday night produced strong to severe storms in that region. The storms spread eastward into the Mississippi Valley Wednesday night and will move into the lower Ohio and Tennessee valleys today.

RELATED: Track storms with WHIO Interactive Radar

Showers and storms expected to redevelop in our warm and moist environment for late day and mainly for the evening hours. Storms could become severe with most of the Miami Valley under and "Slight Risk" for severe storms. 

RELATED: Severe storms Thursday afternoon

Damaging winds will be the main threat but large sized hail or even an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. We look to be the most active from 5 p.m. through midnight. Some scattered showers then overnight into early Friday.  

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Stay "weather aware" for the evening hours with the threat for severe storms. 

Showers and a few storms will still be possible into Friday, but the severe weather threat will rapidly decrease early Friday morning.

Problem with Montgomery County Fairgrounds deal nearly solved

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

            Montgomery County, the City of Dayton and the Montgomery County Agricultural Society have agreed in principle to a deal to sell the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to the University of Dayton and Premier Health. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

An arcane problem with old canal lands holding up the Montgomery County Fairgounds sale is closer to being solved following the signatures of two Ohio officials just hours after the Dayton Daily News revealed the issue.

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost and Secretary of State Jon Husted provided the signatures necessary to transfer old Miami & Erie Canal land as part of the $15 million deal to sell the fairgrounds property to the University of Dayton and Premier Health.

MORE: Bizarre problem holding up Montgomery County Fairgrounds sale

The deed now requires Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

The “Canal Land” issue became a hurdle in the multi-million deal, as the state commission with authority over the former Miami-Erie Canal property no longer exists.

An attorney for the Montgomery County Agricultural Society said the state had been working on the issue for weeks, and anticipated it could have taken several more weeks to sign off. The Dayton Daily News broke the story of the problem Wednesday afternoon, and Yost and Husted signed off on the deal within hours.

MORE: UD, Premier need more time on fairgrounds

“Dave Yost worked with us to make it a priority,” Husted, a UD alumnus and former state legislator, said by email. “I have worked on the fairgrounds issue since 1994, and I want to get it done so that UD and that area of Dayton can take another positive step forward.”

Husted is a likely candidate for Ohio governor in 2018, while Yost announced his run for attorney general in January. Husted, Yost and Kasich are Republicans.

MORE: Montgomery County Fairgrounds finally lands new location

In a statement Wednesday, UD and Premier said the organizations anticipated closing on the property in mid-April and taking possession of the land in October.

The total deal is for $15 million with UD and Premier chipping in about $5.25 million each. The county will provide a $2 million credit on the purchase if the buyers agree to retain and rehab the historic roundhouse. The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority also has a $2.5 million state allocation to contribute to the project.

The Montgomery County Agricultural Society, which operates the county fair, is moving to Arthur O. Fisher Park in Jefferson Twp.

Woman arrested in Lakeview Ave. stabbing

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 2:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

Pamela E. Burns was taken into police custody in connection with a Lakeview Avenue stabbing on March 30, 2017.

UPDATE @11:37 a.m. 

A woman was taken into police custody in connection with the Lakeview Avenue stabbing Thursday morning. 

Pamela E. Burns is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on a felonious assault charge. 

Burns is also being held on a parole violation, according to online jail records. 


Police and medics have responded to a report of a person stabbed on Lakeview Avenue in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Officers were first dispatched to the 2800 block of Lakeview Avenue around 2 a.m. on initial reports of a fight with people threatening to use knives, according to police scanner traffic. 

The condition of the victim was not immediately known. 

This is the second stabbing reported in Dayton Thursday morning. A man was reportedly stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard around 1 a.m. 

We’ll update this page as more details become available. 

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3 arrested in Dayton apartment stabbing

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

UPDATE @10:51 a.m. 

Three suspects have been taken into police custody in connection with the Idylwilde Boulevard stabbing early Thursday. 

Juan Bell, 41; Alton Herron III, 45; and Hope Hatton, 33, were arrested on North Dixie Drive, according to a police.

 According to the incident report, the suspects forced their way into an apartment where one victim was assaulted, and another victim was stabbed at least twice.

UPDATE @4:06 a.m. 

Josh Chapman, who lives in the building, said he  went to the apartment after he heard yelling and screaming. 

“The gentleman was lying on the floor bleeding from both legs,” he said. “He was stabbed in both legs.”

INITIAL REPORT @1:48 a.m. 

One person has reportedly been stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Police and medics were dispatched to the 3400 block of Idylwilde Boulevard around 1:05 am. on initial reports of a man stabbed. 

Initial reports indicate the victim was stabbed multiple times, but his condition was not immediately known. 

A witness who lives in the complex told our crew he heard a disturbance inside the victim’s apartment and a few people leave the scene before police arrived. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Idylwilde Stabbing Mar 30, 2017 - 1:48 AM