Overnight temperatures drop into the 60s

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 7:08 AM
Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

            Overnight temperatures drop into the 60s

Light rain has worked its way into northern Miami Valley, but should taper off from west to east around midnight or early morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said.

Overnight temperatures will drop to about 60 in the morning with a dry start to the day. While Saturday looks to be fairly cloudy, the chance for additional rain should be limited to a few light passing showers.

"The treat of any thunder and lightning looks next to nothing. In fact, the rain coming so much earlier than first thought is actually a good thing overall for tomorrow and Sunday as the bum of the moisture that can produce rain will already be by us," Simpson said.

Due to the clouds, Saturday's afternoon high is back into the upper 70s.

Sunday should feature a bit more sun, and temperatures should eclipse 80 degrees, Simpson said.

"While a shower can't be ruled out Sunday, rain chances are low," he said. "As the warmth and humidity build early next week, we have additional chances for showers and storms."

A few pop-up storms are possible Tuesday with highs in the upper 80s.

Storms look likely by Wednesday evening, if not in the afternoon, Simpson said.

Rollover crash under investigation in Huber Heights

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 12:36 AM

Huber Heights police are working to determine who was driving a car that ended up on its top on Rip Rap Road late Wednesday night. 

Officers and medics were dispatched to a reported rollover crash at the intersection of Rip Rap and Chambersburg roads around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Police said they are working to determine the cause of the crash. Investigators said they were also unsure who was actually driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. 

No injuries were reported. 

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Troopers stop Michigan driver, seize 5 pounds of hydroponic pot

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 8:39 PM

A Michigan driver following too closely to the car ahead was arrested after troopers said they found five pounds of marijuana inside his car.

When troopers stopped the car around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on Interstate 75 in Miami County, they became suspicious and brought a drug-sniffing K-9, which alerted to the vehicle. A search yielded five vacuum-sealed bags of hydroponic pot in a suitcase in the trunk, troopers said. The marijuana had a street value of $13,750, OSP said. In hydroponic systems, the marijuana is grown in a mixture of water and nutrients that directly feeds the roots.

The suspect, Bruce E. Carter Jr., 31, of Clarkston, Mich., was booked into the Miami County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, both felonies. He will next appear in court Thursday afternoon, according to online court records.

Witnesses: Mother crashes after child in back seat gets finger stuck

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 6:46 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE @ 10:59 p.m.:  Navajo Trail near Jamestown remains closed at this hour as DP&L is bringing in a second crew to replace the pole knocked down in the vehicle accident. 

While only nine customers are without power, DP&L spokesman Rob Beeler said, those customers will be without power for another two to three hours because of the work that needs to be performed. 

Meantime, Sgt. Richard Milstead, Xenia Post Ohio Highway Patrol, said the driver of the car that smacked the pole will be cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. 

He said he could not confirm what neighbors said, that the woman apparently turned around to check on one of two children in the Saturn SUV and drove off the left side of the road. 

According to the Greene County Sheriff's office, Navajo Trail will remain closed at Huron Trail until further notice.

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: 

A mother crashed her car and knocked down a pole after one of her two children in the back seat got a finger stuck in something, witnesses said.

The woman was driving just before 6:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Navajo Trail near Jamestown when she apparently turned around to see what was wrong with the child. She then went off the left side of the road and into a yard before striking a utility pole. The impact toppled the pole and brought down wires, according to neighbors.

The woman suffered a cut to her hand and was taken to a local hospital. The two children also were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Jasper Twp. fire personnel said.

The crash knocked out power to two houses. Residents were told it would take about four hours for Dayton Power & Light crews to make repairs and restore service.


Greene County fire/rescue crews have been sent to a vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Navajo Trail, in Jamestown, with a pole and wires reportedly down. 

The accident was dispatched just before 6:30 p.m. and Navajo Trail has been shut down at Huron Trail. 

We have a crew on the way and we will update this developing report.

2017 Troy Strawberry Festival theme goes to silver screen

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 10:09 PM

The theme of the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival is "Silver Screen Berries." 

The theme was revealed Wednesday during the festival launch at the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy. 

Festival Chairman Matt Watkins said movies have played a big role in his family's life and the theme was selected with the help of his wife and four children. 

A Troy native, Watkins said his family has been involved in the festival from its first year. 

The festival story line, he said, is the dozens of nonprofit organizations who use the event as their largest and sometimes only fundraiser each year. 

Volunteers are the stars of the festival, he said. 

The 41st festival will be June 3 and 4.