Final Queen of Hearts drawing tonight in Ansonia 

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 6:52 AM

Final Queen of Hearts drawing tonight in Ansonia

UPDATE @ 6:53 a.m. (Nov. 30):

The final Queen of Hearts game drawing will be tonight at the Whistle Stop in Ansonia. 

Tickets will be drawn until someone wins. The jackpot has approached $500,000 since August.

News Center 7’s James Buechele is in Ansonia today to capture the excitement building as a winner will finally be revealed tonight after months of the game being played.

UPDATE @ 10:43 p.m. (Nov. 22): We’re hearing there is no winner in tonight’s Queen of Hearts game, where a record jackpot of an estimated $451,000 was up for grabs on the night before Thanksgiving.

There are eight cards remaining.

The next drawing is Thursday, Nov. 30, when organizers said there will be drawings until the queen is pulled.

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m. (Nov. 16)

There was no winner in tonight’s Queen of Hearts game, which had a record jackpot of more than $382,000.

There are nine cards left in the game at the Whistle Stop. The next drawing is Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

If there is still no winner then, there will be drawings Nov. 30 until someone wins.

EARLIER REPORT

A winner in the Queen of Hearts game at the Whistle Stop will be decided before November ends.

There are 10 cards remaining in the game. The jackpot has continued to grow and has remained over $300,000 for several weeks.

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Owners of the bar said the game will end this month and will not continue in December.

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A drawing will be held tonight and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If the game continues, it will conclude Nov. 30. That night, the remaining numbers will be drawn until a winner is found.

Queen of Hearts is a legal game of chance in which the person holding the winning ticket pulled during a raffle has a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts from the remaining cards in the deck.

Rain showers, heavy at times, with gusty winds today 

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 4:31 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Rain is expected today in the Dayton area.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain showers and gusty winds Monday
  • Chance for snow showers Tuesday
  • Dry time to end work week

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Rain showers are expected today, with the potential for some of that rain to be heavy at times this evening. If you have plans to be out today, keep the umbrella handy and give yourself extra time on any commutes. Temperatures will be on the mild side today as we’ll be steady in the middle, maybe upper 50s today.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

TUESDAY: Some passing rain and snow showers will be possible during the day. It’ll be breezy and colder with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Road temperatures will be warm, so not much expected to stick, but wet snow will taper off Tuesday night.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>>5-Day Forecast

WEDNESDAY: Cold morning the 20s with partly cloudy skies. It’ll be a cool afternoon as highs peak in the mid-30s with a breeze.

>>County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Sunshine arrives through the day as temperatures are warmer than normal in the upper 30s. 

FRIDAY: A very nice end to the work week as highs push above normal into the upper 40s. We’ll see sunshine through the afternoon. 

Multi-county theft suspect nabbed after nearly striking detective

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

Contributed Photo/Mercer County Jail
Contributed Photo/Mercer County Jail

A Darke County man, wanted in connection to several thefts across multiple counties, was arrested after trying to flee from officers in Celina Sunday. 

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Officers were initially dispatched to reports of a suspicious person at Bud’s Jeep and Chrysler car dealership on South Main Street Sunday, Celina Police Chief Tom Wale said in a media release Monday. 

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While searching the area for the suspect, police and deputies located a pickup truck about a block away on Murlin Avenue that appeared to be occupied. Officers said they recognized the truck from multiple crimes in Mercer and surrounding counties. 

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“As officers were checking the vehicle, which had dark tinted windows (that) were fogged over, the lights came on and an officer could see a male hunched down inside the cab,” Wale said. “Celina officers and Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies had the truck surrounded and were ordering the (driver) out of the truck.” 

The driver, later identified as Jason Amspaugh, 31, of Union City, Ohio, started the truck and accelerated towards a detective with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Wale said. The detective was able to get out of the way of the truck before it crashed into a parked car and came to rest in a ditch. 

Amspaugh was arrested after the crash. Investigators were granted a search warrant of the truck where they located multiple stolen items, including ones stolen from the Celina car dealership, Wale said. 

Police later obtained a search warrant for Amspaugh’s home on Ellis Road in Union City, where an estimated $75,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered. 

Amspaugh remains booked in the Mercer County Jail on a $500,000 bond on preliminary charges of felonious assault of a peace officer and fleeing. The case remains under review by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Police did not say if Amspaugh is facing charges in any of the surrounding counties he’s accused of committing crimes. 

Ohio 571 to be closed for days after corn silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. 

Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down in New Carlisle for a few days to remove 10,000 tons of corn that fell into the roadway after a grain silo collapsed at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company late Sunday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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The collapse knocked down multiple power poles, originally disrupting electric service to around 300 Dayton Power and Light customers. 

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At 10 a.m., 15 outages were still reported in Clark County, according to an online outage map. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn new details. 

Jarod Thrush/Staff

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m: Power is steadily being restored in Clark County with only a reported 15 customers experiencing an outage.

Power was cut off as a safety measure after a corn silo collapsed Sunday night prompting crews to investigate the building. 

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m: Over 300 customers are without power in Clark County after a corn silo collapse caused crews to cut the power in order to investigate the incident.

The collapse occurred late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain around 11:40 p.m. 

Crews will be working all night into tomorrow and there’s no word on how long the outage will have customers without power. 

We will monitor the DP&L outage map and continue to update the story.

INITIAL REPORT

Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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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. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.

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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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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Fight with brass knuckles sparked Piqua standoff

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:08 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

Possible standoff in Piqua

UPDATE @ 11:46 a.m. 

A standoff situation has ended and a man is in custody. 

Police on scene told News Center 7’s Steve Baker that a male neighbor with brass knuckles reportedly assaulted another male of the apartment building. The man assaulted was involved in a domestic dispute at the time.

The male in custody is the one who had brass knuckles, police said.

FIRST REPORT

An apparent standoff is actively underway on Park Avenue in Piqua this morning.

Officers and a heavily armored police vehicle were in the area of the 1000 block of Park around 11 a.m.

We’re working to learn more.