breaking news


Pickup found submerged in Loramie Creek; muddy woman found nearby in morning

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 7:52 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

Truck found in water; muddy woman spotted earlier

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.

A pickup truck, with no one inside, was pulled tonight from Loramie Creek. But it was not the first time today that crews were called to that location.

Crews this morning responded to a report around 7:50 a.m. that a woman was found wet and muddy sitting by the creek, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Schaffner. She told deputies she was fishing with family along the bank when her children went back inside the house and that she later fell down the steep bank and became wet and muddy as she climbed her way out. She was taken to WilsonHealth by Houston Rescue, Schaffner said.

Deputies returned to the 5000 block of Houston Road after the truck was reported submerged in five feet of water around 6:30 p.m. in Loramie Creek. How it got there has not been determined.

“Right now, it’s still under investigation,” Schaffner said.

Deputies spoke again to the woman found by the creek in the morning, and she said the pickup had been stolen from her driveway. It had not been reported stolen, and is registered to the woman’s family member, the sergeant said.

Now, deputies want to speak to the registered owner.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, Sidney Fire and Rescue and Houston Fire and Rescue crews responded. Sidney Fire deployed a boat into the water and were able to put a cable around the truck to make sure no one was inside. Meyers Towing pulled the truck out of the water.

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.

The car was removed from the water, according to reports.

There was no one inside when it was pulled from the water.

FIRST REPORT

A car was reported submerged in five feet of water in Shelby County.

The car was found in a body of water in the 5000 block of Houston Road.

A boat was launched into the water. It was not clear whether they found anyone inside. We are working to get more information.

I-75 north in Miami County reopens following string of crashes

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:25 AM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

2 semis collide on 75 northbound in Troy

UPDATE @ 2:11 p.m.:

Interstate 75 north in Troy has reopened at Ohio 55 after a series of multiple crashes on the highway earlier today. Traffic remained slow through the area as of 2:15 p.m.

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m. 

Northbound Interstate 75 is shut down in Troy after two additional crashes have been reported in the backup of an earlier crash. 

State troopers remain on scene of the original crash near the 78 mile marker, about five miles north of Troy. The left lane remains blocked due to that crash, first reported around 10:10 a.m. 

Around 12:30 p.m., two separate crashes occurred in the near the Ohio 55 exit to Troy that were in the backup from the original crash. All northbound lanes are shut down at the Ohio 55 exit, according to state troopers. 

OSP Piqua post is investigating a crash involving 2 semis

FIRST REPORT

State troopers and medics have responded to a crash that left a tractor trailer on its side on northbound Interstate 75 north of Troy Friday morning. 

State troopers and medics responded to the highway, about five miles north of Troy around 10:10 a.m. 

The crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 is located near the County Road 25-A exit between Troy and Piqua.  One lane is currently open, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A second crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 about two miles north of the northbound crash has traffic down to one lane on that side of the highway, the patrol said.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Surveillance video captures Hewitt Soap Factory fire begin

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

This is video of fires burning from The Glass Hat across the street from the Hewitt Soap Factory.

Surveillance video from The Glass Hat bar captures the moments as the Hewitt Soap Factory began to burn late last week and now that bar’s owner is questioning whether firefighters did enough to protect her business from damage.

“My siding, the whole outside of my bar is melted.  It’s horrible,” said owner Deanna Huitt.  “You see the firemen walking around the camera, but there was nobody spraying the building or spraying my business.”

We’re expecting the Dayton Fire Department to respond to Huitt’s claims Friday afternoon.

NEW FOOTAGE: Aftermath of Hewitt Soap Factory large fire

Huitt said it was at least 30 minutes into the surveillance video before a firefighter can be seen using the hose.

Firefighters said at the time of the fire there were water pressure issues and the fire department had to contact the city to increase the pressure to fight the flames.

Huitt told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley that she’d been keeping a close eye on the former soap factory and said she’s called police several times when she’s  seen trespassers get inside.

Huitt just hopes she doesn’t have to pay the thousands of dollars she expects the repairs to cost.

We asked the owner and facility manager at the soap factory if they would assist in fixing the damage to the bar and they said they were unable to talk about it.

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Five Day Forecast

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

 >>Get WHIO’s free Weather App: Hour-by-hour forecast anytime, anywhere 

Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared:

  • Heavy rain late Friday night, Saturday afternoon--ponding on the roads and reduced visibility will make driving challenging, and raise your risk of hydroplaning.
  • Winds will be gusting Saturday afternoon and evening. Isolated power outages are possible. Holiday decorations and lawn furniture could be blown around or damaged. 
  • Cold air will move in quickly, a 20-degree drop is expected by Sunday morning. Below freezing temperatures, light snow flurries are possible. Accumulation should not be an issue, but icy spots on roads Sunday morning are possible.

 >>Live Interactive Radar

 

‘You guys are ruining Christmas,’ man tells police

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Steven Elzey
Steven Elzey

A man with a warrant for his arrest  told police “you guys are ruining Christmas” after he was arrested while police investigated a suspicious circumstance involving copper wire at First Street Recycling on East First Street, according to a Dayton police report.

Steven Elzey, 35, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing official business and falsification after he allegedly lied to police about his identity, the report said.

STORM CENTER 7: Live Doppler 7 HD Radar

As officers investigated the suspicious circumstance, they determined Elzey had a warrant out for his arrest.

While he was being transported to jail, Elzey told police, “I should have...run. I would have got away.” the report read.