Multiple crashes reported as refreeze causes slick conditions

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 5:18 AM

Car slides off EB I-70 into tree

Slick conditions have been reported across the area this morning as temperatures hovering right around freezing have caused a refreeze.

RELATED: Icy roads this morning, temps in 50s this afternoon

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

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@8:11 a.m.: At Rt. 42 south of Darnell Road in Greene County, there is a crash involving an 18-wheeler and several other vehicles.

@8:01 a.m.: On Route 49 at Winkler Road in Mercer County, there is an overturned vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

@7:55 a.m.: On Route 4 at Bath Road, multiple crashes have been reported, including one that may be a rollover.

Slide off accident on RT 4 near Bath Rd.

@7:43 a.m.: On Riverside Drive at Old Riverside in Harrison Twp., there is a crash with injuries reported.

@7:36 a.m.: In the 700 block of Richmond, a car has reportedly crashed into a house.

@7:33 a.m.: On eastbound I-70 east of Route 4 in Clark County, two crashes have been reported. The crashes are possible slide-offs and it’s unknown if anyone was injured.

@7:27 a.m.: On Philadelphia at Siebenthaler, two vehicles have crashed and a pole is blocking the intersection.

@7:26 a.m.: On northbound I-675 at Indian Ripple, a crash has been reported.

@7:05 a.m.: On Austin Boulevard at I-75, there is a crash.

@7 a.m.: On northbound I-675 at mile marker 9 in Greene County, there is a car on its side.

@6:59 a.m.: On eastbound I-70 in the area of Main Street in Englewood, there is at least one crash.

@6:54 a.m.: On southbound I-675 at Grange Hall road, seven to eight cars are involved in a crash.

@6:45 a.m.: On Interstate 70 at U.S. 35 in Preble County, there is a jackknifed semi.

Police around the Miami Valley are investigating multiple crashes Wednesday morning due to slick conditions.

@6:42 a.m.: On I-70 westbound at Airport Access, a crash has been reported. Crews are already on the scene of a crash in the eastbound lanes.

@6:39 a.m.: Butler County dispatch is reporting crashes in the 1500 block of Millville Avenue, on Hamilton Mason Road east of Les Wes Road  and in the 5100 block of Thomas Road.

@6:35 a.m.: On southbound and northbound I-675 right before the exit to Wilmington Pike, multiple cars have slid off the road.

@6:32 a.m.: On eastbound I-70 at Airport Access, the right lane is blocked for a crash.

@6:24 a.m.: On I-70 eastbound east of Route 72, a car slid off the highway.


@6:21 a.m.: On northbound I-75 at Main Street in Dayton, a car crashed into the barrier.

@6:15 a.m.: On eastbound U.S. 35 between Woodman and I-675 in Riverside, two cars had crashed into the ditch.

@6:15 a.m.: On Watervilet Avenue at Smithville Road in Dayton, no injuries were reported in a crash.

@6:10 a.m.: On I-675 northbound near Far Hills, a second crash has been reported.

@6:09 a.m.: On eastbound I-70 near Route 41 in Clark County, a four-car crash was reported.


@6:07 a.m.: On I-675 north south of Indian Ripple in Washington Twp., a crash was reported.

@6:04 a.m.: On I-675 north near Far Hills, a car has crashed into the wall.

@6:05 a.m.: On Franklin Trenton Road before the railroad crossing in Franklin, a car is on its side.

@6:03 a.m.: On Dixie at Lightner in Huber Heights, a SUV is on its side. All occupants are out of the vehicle.

@5:47 a.m.: On I-675 north of Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek, a car is in the median.

@5:43 a.m.: Fairborn police are reporting I-675 is “very slick.”

@5:40 a.m.: On Route 844 near Wright State Road, there is a crash reported near the base. Our crew is on scene and reported the roadway is extremely slick.


@5:33 a.m.: On Spring Valley Paintersville at Anderson Road in Greene County, a car crashed and was reported to be on its side in a wooded area.

@5:25 a.m.: On westbound U.S. 35 at I-675 in Beavercreek, a crash was reported.

@5:25 a.m.: On U.S. 49 at Hoover in Trotwood, a crash has been reported.

@ 5:20 a.m. On the eastbound U.S. 35 exit ramp to Steve Whalen Boulevard in Dayton, police and medics were dispatched to a crash reported at the base of the exit ramp. The driver on Steve Whalen told authorities he had a green light and was hit by a car comping off the ramp. Roads are slick in the area.

@ 5:15 a.m. Slick roads and refreeze have been reported across the region this morning and are anticipated to impact the morning commute, especially during the peak drive times. 

Ice begins forming on Patterson Boulevard in Dayton

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 


  • I-75 south Ramp to US 35 west, Ramp closure January 9th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures November 28th through February 20th. One southbound lane will remain open at all times. 
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take motorists to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 
  • Vista View Drive between Second Street and Third Street, road closed through September of 2017. Detour posted. 


  • I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Lane width restrictions September 12th – June 15th of 2017. Lanes are restricted to 12 feet. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
  • Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, road closure September 13th – June 15th, 2017. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road. 


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Winter Weather Advisory for Butler County starts Saturday

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 4:38 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Sunshine is expected this afternoon, with snow possible in parts of the Dayton area Saturday.

Clouds will increase overnight, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.


  • Winter Weather Advisory for Butler County from 2 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday
  • Scattered snow by late morning, mainly south of I-70
  • Warmer weather pattern next week

>> Winter Storm: ‘Either Dayton or Cincinnati will get nailed’

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

>> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar 


Saturday: Scattered snow will develop in the morning, mainly south of Interstate 70. Snow showers will be on and off into the evening. Little or no snow accumulation is expected north of I-70. Accumulation of 1 inch or less is expected across Preble, Montgomery and Clark and Greene Counties. Around 1 to 3 inches will be possible in Butler County along with southern Warren and Clinton counties. Highs will be in the upper 30s with breezy conditions at times.

 >> 5-Day Forecast

Sunday: Clouds will clear with temperatures moderating back into the middle 40s.

Monday: Sunshine will start the day but clouds will increase through the afternoon. It will be milder with highs reaching into the lower 50s.

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Tuesday: More seasonable temperatures are expected but showers will be possible. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: Showers will be likely with highs in the upper 50s.

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Dayton students head to D.C. to march for gun control 

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 1:05 AM

Dayton students head to D.C. to march for gun control 

A group of students from the Dayton area left Friday night, headed to Washington, D.C. to march in the nation's capital Saturday in the name of gun control.

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The students have a grueling itinerary, leaving from Englewood by bus Friday night, riding by bus through the night and arriving in Washington around 9 a.m. 

"We want action and we want prevention," said Sammy Caruso, an Oakwood High School student who coordinated the trip. 

Oakwood students spent their Friday night making signs in preparation for their trip. They'll joine other teens from all over the country in what's being called the "March for our Lives." 

It's a push for tougher gun laws in the wake of the most recent mass shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 

"I think marches are one of the best ways we can get people involved," said Caruso. 

Students from several schools in the Miami Valley boarded the bus, along with some parents and teachers who also are along for the trip. 

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Caruso said he lost a friend in the Parkland shooting, so he said this issue is personal for him. 

"I really felt like I needed to do something about it, I couldn't just watch this happen, see something that happened to my friend ... I need to do as much as I can," he said. 

"We want our congressmen to know that we're sick of it, and if they're not going to have any action, we're going to demand it." 

In Dayton, a March for Our Lives event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Courthouse Square downtown.

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Congress OKs $450,000 for Wright brothers factory buildings

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 6:28 PM

            Wright Airplane Factory buildings were occupied by Delphi until 2009. TY GREENLEES / STAFF FILE PHOTO
            Ty Greenlees
Wright Airplane Factory buildings were occupied by Delphi until 2009. TY GREENLEES / STAFF FILE PHOTO(Ty Greenlees)

The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday.

But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is anything but over, officials say.

“It’s a small, positive step in a long, difficult march,” said Timothy Gaffney, a National Aviation Heritage Alliance spokesman.

The Park Service and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance have longed eyed the buildings in the hope the public would be able to see the site as part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

RELATED: Alliance in talks for Wright factory

Kendell Thompson, the parks’ acting superintendent, said Friday he was waiting to determine what the next step is in the process.

The historic buildings are part of a 54-acre parcel, site of the former Delphi Home Avenue plant, that has been put on the commercial market. The historic site at 2701 Home Ave. is between U.S. 35 and West Third Street near Abbey Avenue.

A previous plan to buy the entire site was scaled back, according to Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, who has spent years in negotiations on the future of the historic location.

The complexity of negotiations has been complicated by former owner Delphi’s past bankruptcy, land covenants and environmental liability concerns, Sculimbrene said. Former auto parts production buildings were demolished and the site has been environmentally investigated and remediated under a $3 million Clean Ohio grant, officials said.

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Hull & Associates/Home Avenue Redevelopment LLC purchased the site in 2012 with the intent to remediate environmental issues and sell it. The property is for sale on the commercial market.

Brad White, a managing partner of Home Avenue Redevelopment LLC, said the $450,000 appropriation was “good news” because the intent over the years was to sell the historic buildings to the National Park Service.

David Lotterer, vice president of commercial real estate broker JLL, which is marketing the property, declined comment Friday.

While the park service has eyed the two historic buildings, Dayton Metro Library plans to build a $10 million branch library on about seven and a half acres on the site have stalled because officials have not been able to reach a deal, the Dayton Daily News reported this month.

Dayton Metro Library executive director Tim Kambitsch said earlier this month the library did not want to move to the site on its own because of concerns incompatible uses might move in nearby, and it did not want to pay more than the property was valued.

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NAHA’s long-term vision of the property would bring commercial and “complimentary” industrial redevelopment, such as advanced manufacturing, to the former factory site, Gaffney said.

Orville and Wilbur Wright’s airplane factory built 100 airplanes between 1910-1911. General Motors and later Delphi acquired the property, and built new factories to manufacture auto parts for decades. The Delphi plant was demolished in 2013.

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False alarm sends police to Troy Christian Elementary

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:34 PM

Panic alarm pushed accidentally causing school to go into lockdown Friday afternoon.

A false emergency alarm prompted police to respond to Troy Christian Elementary school, police said.

Officers responded to the school around 1 p.m. and the school was placed on lockdown while police searched the building.

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Police said 16 officers responded.

The emergency alarm button was pressed unintentionally and there is an investigation underway to determine who pressed the button, police said.

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Nothing was found and the school has resumed to normal operation, police said.

The school already was scheduled to dismiss early at 1 p.m.

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