Pro ice sculptors will carve it out at Austin Landing’s Winterfest

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:51 AM

What’s better in wintertime than an excuse to head outside? No, really – WINTERFEST at Austin Landing is happening on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2-6 p.m., and it’s the perfect reason to be outside on a cold winter day. Sponsored by Kettering Physician Network, this third annual event will feature everything from ice sculpting demonstrations to interactive ice sculptures, turning the Park at Austin Landing into a winter wonderland.

World champion ice sculptors, including Chad Hartson from team “Winter Wonders” on the Food Network’s Cake Wars, will be on hand to show all the amazing things they can do with ice. Be sure you are there before 5 p.m., because that is when the big Ice Battle begins. The professionals will go head-to-head and see who can create the coolest original masterpiece right before your eyes. 

>>> GALLERY: Check out pictures from the 2017 WINTERFEST

The best part about this event is that it’s FREE for everyone to attend! Don't forget to warm up with some fresh hot cocoa from the Hilton Garden Inn and Staybridge Suites while you’re there. Plan to come early, enjoy the fun, and then visit one of the 15 restaurants located at Austin Landing for a drink, snack or great dinner. 

Due to anticipated heavy attendance, you are encouraged to park in the garage adjacent to the events area. Additional parking will be available behind Progress Park Tower. This event will be outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Bundle up the kids and bring them out to WINTERFEST at Austin Landing on Feb. 17. You’re guaranteed to have a N-ICE time!

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: WINTERFEST at Austin Landing

WHERE: The Park at Austin Landing, 10400 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2-6 p.m. Ice battle begins at 5 p.m.

COST: FREE

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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Two vehicle crash in Trotwood

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:23 AM

Trotwood police are on scene of a two vehicle crash that caused a road block at Salem Avenue and Wolf Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

>>High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

The crash was not weather related, according to Trotwood Police. There was no flooding the area.

Police measured that one car slid over 300 feet after impact with the other vehicle. 

The two people involved were not injured.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

Flooding causes driving concern in Miami Valley

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

>> Swollen waterways prompt flood watch, warnings along Great Miami R., other spots

“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

>> Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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DP&L: Power restored to over 2,500 in Beavercreek

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:46 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:21 AM

UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m.:

Power was restored to the Beavercreek area, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

It is not known what caused the outage. 

INITIAL REPORT:

DP&L crews are working on restoring power to over 2,500 customers Sunday. 

>>NEW DETAILS: Police allege Fairborn student named classmates he wanted to kill

A mainline feeder de-energized and locked out, forcing several in Beavercreek, Research Park area and customers off North Fairfield Road to lose power around 12:30 a.m., according to Director of Operations for DP&L Kelly Milhouse.

Crews are working to identify the cause. There is no estimated time for when customer’s power will be restored, Milhouse said.

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