Active weather pattern continues into the weekend

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 3:58 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:20 PM

Scattered showers expected again today, but warmer.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with a quick shower or some sprinkles possible. Some patchy fog can’t be ruled out, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the lower 60s.


  • A few passing showers overnight, some fog possible 
  • Rain, some storms likely Saturday evening
  • Remnants from Nate to bring more rain late Sunday

>>Rain, storms return this weekend


Saturday: The day will start with some sunshine along with gusty south winds. It will be warm with highs reaching into the lower 80s. A cold front will bring a good chance for showers and storms during the evening. One or two storms could be strong with high winds being the main threat. Storms will exit the area late Saturday night.


>>5-Day Forecast

Sunday: The day will start with sunshine and mild temperatures. Highs will climb into the upper 70s before clouds move back in by late afternoon. Rain will develop late in the day and into the evening as the remnants of Nate move just to the southeast of the Miami Valley. The rain may be briefly heavy Sunday night.

>>Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

Monday: Rain will be likely, mainly in the morning. It may also be breezy at times. High temperatures will hold in the middle 70s.


Tuesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds. A passing shower cannot be ruled out. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

Wednesday: More clouds will be around with a chance for some showers. Highs will be a bit more seasonably, holding to around 70 degrees.

Driver critically hurt who slams car into pole in Darke Co.

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:24 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:20 PM

UPDATE @ 10:20 p.m.

A Greenville driver headed east this morning on Weavers Fort Jefferson Road veered off the roadway and wrapped his car around a utility pole, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, 32-year-old Christopher Elliot, had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was taken by MedFlight to Kettering Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.


A medical helicopter was requested to the scene of a crash on Weaver Ft. Jefferson Road after a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning.

Firefighters responded to the crash in the 4500 block of Weavers-Ft. Jefferson Road around 10:10 a.m.

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One person was transported aboard a medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center for treatment of injuries, officials said.  The severity of injuries was not immediately known.

Deputies said the driver lost control for an unknown reason and struck a utility pole, bringing down live DP&L wires onto the vehicle.

Power crews had take care of the downed wires before emergency crews could remove the victim from the wreckage.

Wires were brought down when the vehicle hit the pole, officials said.

1 jailed in raid on Dayton house that turns up fentanyl, carfentanil, handgun

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:47 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

RANGE Task force raided a home on Emerson this morning

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: A 23-year-old man remains in jail tonight on a felony drug charge, as well as a warrant, stemming from the early morning raid at a house on Emerson Avenue in Dayton. 

Javelle Ivy is in the Montgomery County Jail, booked on a charge of drug possession and the warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court. 

Javelle Ivy (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

According to the sheriff's office, the Emerson Avenue raid seized "a large quantity of fentanyl, carfentanil, marijuana and a handgun.”

The statement from the sheriff's office did not state whether Ivy lives at the Emerson Avenue address or whether the gun seized belongs to him. 

The task force executed the search warrant with the assistance of the Dayton Police Department SWAT team. The operation ended a month-long drug trafficking investigation, according to the sheriff's office. 

Ivy's initial court appearance on the drug charge is Thursday.

He has a Friday court date on the warrant, according to online jail record.

UPDATE @8:25 a.m.

One person was taken into custody in a R.A.N.G.E. Task Force raid in Dayton on Wednesday morning.

A woman detained at the scene was released, officers said.

A dog will also be removed from the property.

Our crew saw officers removing items from the house, but officers would not comment on the items.

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There is police activity in the 1900 block of Emerson Avenue in Dayton, per our crews.

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We’re working to learn the cause of police being in the area.

We’ll continue to update this page with more. 

Petland agrees to pay Tipp City puppy’s medical bills after News Center 7 report

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:09 PM

Petland puppy has "worst case" of hip condition vet has seen

A family says the puppy they bought from a Dayton pet store has one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia their vet has ever seen.

They are blaming the store and its breeders for selling them the injured dog, but the store says it’s not their fault.

Thor, a young German shepherd, loves on everyone who comes through the front door at the Miller home. At 9 months old, he already has serious, debilitating medical issues, and is in pain.

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“It’s every day and he’s on pain medicine but they’re not doing much at all,” his owner, Courtney Miller said.

She and her father-in-law, Frank Miller, bought the pup in March from a Petland in Dayton. At the time, Thor was given a clean bill of health. But almost immediately, Courtney Miller said she noticed something was wrong with his hips.

“Pretty much everything is wrong with them. They area all out of socket. Walking up the steps he does a bunny hop. Outside he tries to walk around and his legs just hit each other,” Miller said. “So he’s just all in pain. He can barely sit, he cannot lay down.”

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Miller’s veterinarian said Thor has the worst case of hip dysplasia he has ever seen. And he likely was born with it.

That’s when Miller and her father-in-law called Petland’s corporate office, which offered a partial reimbursement.

“Two thousand dollars for his expense, which we know it’s going to be more. Or we give you $4,000 towards a new dog. You know, that’s like giving up your kid,” Frank Miller said.

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Tonight, JR Badger, director of Petland’s companty stores, sent an email to Miller that offers to pay for Thor’s medical bills. This came around 8 p.m., hours after Miller’s story ran on WHIO-TV.

It reads: “Good evening Courtney! I am sorry you are dealing with this. All you will need to do is take Thor to MedVet for the consultation and they will bill us directly ... Thank you and we will get Thor taken care of.”

OSP: Seizure led to truck crash along I-70 West in Preble County

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 4:37 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:59 PM

Truck crash on I-70W in Preble County

UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.: The truck driver suffered a seizure, which caused him to crash the box truck into a bridge crossbeam to the state Route 127 overpass at I-70 West in Preble County, a state patrol sergeant said. 

The driver is Richard Aurs, 46, of Indianapolis, according to the state patrol.

The accident was cleared and all lanes on I-70 West were reopened about 7:45 p.m.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: 

The driver of a box truck that crashed along I-70 west apparently suffered from a medical condition, a state patrol sergeant said. 

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The driver of the truck, which was carrying a liquid material used in foam insulation for residential structures, tried to take the ramp off I-70 west to state Route 127 when he lost control of the vehicle, Sgt. Frank Simmons Jr. said. 

The truck continued through the grass about 500 feet, hit an embankment and overturned after smacking the crossbeam of the state Route 127 overpass, Simmons said. 

"It looks like it was just a medical condition," the sergeant said, noting that paramedics were able to revive the man and get him to a hospital via medical helicopter. Simmons said the medic crew has learned the man has a history of heart problems. 

His injuries do not appear to be life threatening. 

A state EPA crew has been called in because two of the eight barrels of liquid insulation are leaking, Simmons said. The liquid is flammable, he said. 

ODOT has an investigator on scene, inspecting damage to the crossbeam, which Simmons said does not appear to be significant.

Medical condition blamed in truck crash on I-70W in Preble County

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

A box truck overturned after hitting a bridge abutment in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at U.S. 127 in Preble County.

>>WHIO Traffic

The crash was reported after 3:30 p.m.

The driver was flown to Kettering Medical Center, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.

The driver’s name, age and condition were not available.


A serious crash late this afternoon has the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 closed at U.S. 127 in Preble County.

A medical helicopter has been called to the scene, but it’s not clear how many other people are injured.