Miamisburg lifts boil advisory 

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 10:36 AM
Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

Parts of Miamisburg still under boil advisory

UPDATE @ 6 p.m. (April 21)

The city of Miamisburg has lifted a boil advisory issued Wednesday after a mechanical issue at the water treatment plant.

UPDATE @11:23 a.m. (April 21)

A Miamisburg water boil advisory in its second day is impacting about 25 percent of the city customers, including many downtown businesses. 

Business at TJ Chumps on East Linden Avenue has dropped off, said Managing Partner Mike Leigh, since the city issued the boil advisory after a mechanical failure at its water treatment facility occurred overnight Wednesday. 

The boil advisory “absolutely” had some impact on the 10 to 15 percent drop Leigh estimated the restaurant has witnessed since it was issued. Work at treatment plant is part of the city’s $69 million water and sewer improvements. It is unclear at this point if the mechanical failure is related to that project.

The boil advisory is expected to remain through “most of the day,” according to Miamisburg Public Information Officer Gary Giles. Free bottled water is being made available to affected residents during daytime hours at the Municipal Service Center at 600 N. Main St.

Business owners in the area say if the boil advisory is extended a third day, they will have to buy more water.

Melanie Wild, Curious Styles and Coffee Shop owner, said she uses a filtration system, but plans to take extra precautions.

"Miamisburg water especially has a lot of lime and lot of stuff, and so you know these machines are so expensive that you know it's better to have all of that, plus the quality of the coffee drinks or any of the drinks is so much better with the reverse osmosis and filtering system," said Melanie Wild, Curious Styles and Coffee Shop owner. 

Those affected should boil all water used for drinking, cooking or oral hygiene for at least one minute.

Anyone with questions can contact the public works department at 937-847-6635.

UPDATE @7:17 a.m. 4/21/17

The boil advisory is still in effect this moring and is expected to be lifted later today.


Approximately 1,900 residents and business customers are under a boil advisory Thursday after a mechanical failure at the city’s water treatment facility, city officials said.

According to the city, the advisory has been issued as a precaution for at least the next 24 hours for the affected area.

Free bottled water is being made available to affected residents during daytime hours at the Municipal Service Center at 600 North Main Street.

Those affected should boil all water used for drinking, cooking or oral hygiene for at least one minute.

Anyone with questions can contact the public works department at 937-847-6635.

Lyft driver leads to child porn arrest, indictment

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM


A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.

Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.

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According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.

The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.

Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.

Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.

Hemphill is scheduled for his arraignment on Jan. 23.

Meet the 2017 winners of’s Best of Dayton poll

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

Old Scratch Pizza gears up to expand

We know you’ve been waiting. 

After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Food & Dining

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Bars & Nightclubs

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Outdoors, Lifestyle & Recreation

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Culture, Music & Entertainment

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Shopping & Services

Questions? Thoughts? Email editor Ashley Bethard at

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

SCENE: Crashes on SB I-75 near Wagner Ford

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 southbound I-75 in the area of Stanley Avenue and Wagner Ford Road, two crashes were reported just before 6:30 a.m. The first crash reportedly involved three vehicles, and the second involves four vehicles. Traffic is backed up in the area. No injuries have been reported.

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. 


  • 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.

Your guide to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Good Samaritan closing its doors after decades of service

Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.

About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.

Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.

Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure:

>> Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

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>> Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

>> 5 things you need to know about Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: What we know now

>> Good Samaritan closing: What will happen to other local hospitals?

>> Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?