Plane lands in field near Springfield-Beckley airport; OSP on scene

Published: Saturday, December 02, 2017 @ 7:01 PM

A small plane landed in a field Saturday evening, Dec. 2, 2017, in the area of Blee and West Jackson roads, close to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport on Blee Road.
Christina Cosby Wedgeworth / Contributed
A small plane landed in a field Saturday evening, Dec. 2, 2017, in the area of Blee and West Jackson roads, close to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport on Blee Road.(Christina Cosby Wedgeworth / Contributed)

A small plane landed in a field this evening not far from a local airport.

The plane touched down around 5 p.m. in the area of Blee and West Jackson roads, near Ohio 72, according to a witness.

There were no reports of injuries, and it’s not clear why the pilot was not able to reach the nearby Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport at 1251 W. Blee Road four miles south of the city of Springfield.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post confirmed troopers were on the scene, but only would say the incident was under investigation.

Airport and fixed-base operator Spectra Jet staff could not be reached.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 1:16 AM

SCENE: Vehicle strikes pole on North Findlay Street

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report

Surface Street Incidents

  • North Findlay is shut down in the 400 block in Dayton after a crash around 12:50 a.m. A car crashed into a pole after the driver lost control. The driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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Psychiatric patient fails to return to Cincinnati hospital, may be headed to Dayton area

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

A patient who failed to return to Summit Behavior Healthcare Hospital at her appropriate time while on a pass may be headed to Montgomery County.

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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services was notified that Jacqulyn Thompson, 40, failed to return to the hospital Tuesday.

Thompson is a patient of the state psychiatric hospital, 1101 Summit Road in Cincinnati.

Thompson has family in Montgomery County and could be headed there, Jamie Carmichael of OhioMHAS said Tuesday night.

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Police are working to find Thompson. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you know Thompson, see her or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to notify the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-765-1212.

Deputies treating grain silo collapse as crime scene ‘until proven otherwise’

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 1:03 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

Ohio 571 remains closed in New Carlisle after a grain silo collapse sent 10,000 tons of corn onto the roadway late Sunday evening.

Crews worked delicately Tuesday to prevent any damage to other nearby buildings surrounded by corn, said New Carlisle Fire Chief Steven Trusty.

"Give us the time, because it's not going to go away in a day,” Trusty said. "It's going to be a very slow process."

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Sheriff’s deputies are treating the scene at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company as a crime scene until criminal activity is ruled out.

“(We’re) considering it to be a crime scene until proven otherwise,” said Maj. Christopher Clark with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.  “We really don’t know what happened to cause the collapse, so we are going to be here to secure the scene.”

Clark said the scene is “very dangerous” and the county is planning to station deputies on the scene around the clock. Anyone that goes past barricades could be subject to charges.

Crews run into issues cleaning up corn after grain silo collapse

Trusty said the corn is being moved onto the property of the grain silo owner for insurance purposes, however once insurance issues are addressed it will be the property owner’s responsibility for removal.

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Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down until through at least today, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.  

ODOT suggested detour is Ohio 201 to U.S. 40, then to Ohio 235, according to a media release. 

ODOT said the road closure times could change depending on the progress of the cleanup. 

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

There were not any employees on site at the time.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.

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Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience 

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:14 PM

Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska forced families to evacuate their homes last night around 4:30 a.m. local time. 

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark spoke with a Tipp City native who is now living in Anchorage and felt the effects of the quake in her home.

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“The bed started to move a little bit, and I looked over at my doorway and the door was swinging,” said Miami Valley native Katherine Krupa.

Krupa moved to Alaska three years ago with her husband Joe, who is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army from Centerville. 

When my husband said, "Oh, we're going to Alaska, I just never thought about earthquakes,” Krupa said.

Krupa has since learned that earthquakes are a regular occurrence in Alaska, which is located in the active Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean. 

The Krupas home was not damaged, but friends of theirs were forced to leave their home and seek higher ground after tsunami warnings.

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