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Ramps to I-75 N from U.S. 35 E & W open after semi spill accident

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 5:31 PM
Updated: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 10:05 PM

FROM SCENE: 35 East to 75 North semi crash

UPDATE @ 10:04 p.m.: Dayton crews have reopened the ramps to I-75 North from U.S. 35 East and West after a semi trailer tipped over this afternoon. 

The trailer was full of frozen food and had to be unloaded and taken to Walmart, according to officials on scene. 

The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. 

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.: The semitrailer was headed west on U.S. 35 when the driver apparently lost control on the ramp to I-75 North, Dayton police Sgt. Andrew Zecchini said, and the driver will be cited for failure to control a motor vehicle. 

Traffic investigators are speculating that speed and shifting cargo were contributing factors in the accident, which sent the driver to a hospital complaining about a headache, the sergeant said. 

The ramps from U.S. 35 East and West to I-75 North remain closed while the trailer's cargo of frozen food is being removed. Once the trailer is empty, a heavy duty wrecker will be able to right the big rig to get all of it off the ramp. 

The food was headed to Walmart, Zecchini said.

UPDATE @ 5:58 p.m.:  

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries and has been taken to a hospital. The trailer is full of frozen food and it will have to be unloaded, according to officials on scene. 

The spill is radiator fluid, not diesel fuel, and it has been contained, officials said.

UPDATE @ 5:39 p.m.: 

We're hearing that the ramps from U.S. 35 East and West to I-75 North will be shut down three to four hours.

CONTRIBUTED/ Heather Jarusiewic

INITIAL REPORT

An overturned semi on the ramp to I-75 North from U.S. 35 East has that ramp and the ramp from U.S. 35 West to the interstate closed as well.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Dayton crews working to repair water main break

There is a massive fuel spill that has brought at least two Dayton Regional Hazardous Material units to the scene.

The semi crashed in the median, on the ramp.

Whether the driver or anyone else has been injured is not known.

The ramps will be closed for an undetermined amount of time because of the accident and the spill.

The accident and spill were reported just before 5 p.m.

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Signal 99 dropped, officers report shots fired in Moraine

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 5:52 AM

UPDATE @5:51 a.m.

Officers have reportedly canceled a “signal 99,” a county-wide request for officers to respond. We are working to find out additional details.

A medic has been requested to the scene.

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FIRST REPORT

Officers have dropped a Signal 99 and have reported shots fired in Moraine.

A signal 99 is a county-wide request for officers to respond.

The incident was reported around 5:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on Pinnacle Park Drive.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Cooler, fall temperatures start to approach Miami Valley 

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:39 AM


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RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Warm and dry start to weekend
  • Cooling off next week
  • Showers return late Sunday night

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A beautiful end to Friday. It’ll be cool in the morning with some patchy fog in isolated spots, but warm for the afternoon. Highs should be in the low 60s and we will climb to the mid-70s today. Plenty of sunshine again with it falling into the 60s for football Friday.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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SATURDAY: A very mild start to the weekend. Wake up temperatures in the 50s and climbing into the upper 70s for the afternoon. Highs will be about 15 degrees warmer than normal. Lots of sunshine and dry. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

SUNDAY: Becoming a little breezy, but overall the day will be nice and warm with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clouds increase into the night as a cold front approaches, but rain should hold off until very late Sunday.

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MONDAY: A few showers and gusty winds possible for Monday. Temperatures will start to drop as well with highs in the upper 60s. We’ll also experience cloudy skies.

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TUESDAY: Cloudy and cooler for Tuesday. We could see a few more showers, especially east. Highs will be in the upper 50s, which is finally cooler than normal.              

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Cedarville University students use fall break to aide Hurricane Harvey victims

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

Thirty Cedarville University students are in Houston to provide relief for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Using their fall break to give back, the students are in Houston for one week, in which they left their campus on Oct. 14 and will return on Oct. 21.

RELATED: Month after Harvey, debris piles show recovery takes time

The students have partnered with Northeast Houston Baptist Church at Farrington Mission in repairing damages caused by flooding, as well as strengthening Farrington Mission’s ongoing ministries, which include a large food pantry, clothing closet, men’s basketball ministry and pregnancy resource clinic. 

Texas native and sophomore nursing major, Isabella Bierman, believes the trip is fulfilling in more ways than one.

“This experience connects everything that I hold dear about nursing. Physically helping people in their time of need, when they can’t do it for themselves fully”, said Biermann. 

RELATED: Hurricane Harvey recovery: Cedarville sending 30 students to Houston 

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 and dropped 40 to 61 inches of rain in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana to set all-time U.S. tropical cyclone rain records. There were also 77 confirmed fatalities.

“We want to respond to these situations with the compassion of Christ,” said Brian Nester, Director of Global Outreach at Cedarville. “When Christ saw a need, he sought to meet the need. When people are in dire straits, we need to meet those needs as much as possible.”

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

Cedarville established a relief fund to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma when the natural disasters first occurred. The fund also covered the cost for the students to participate in the trip, as well as finance other hurricane relief efforts.

The university strives to continue relief efforts by exploring plans to send two additional teams of students to  Florida and the Dominican Republic in the fall to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Clinton County police pursuit ends in Xenia; 2 of 3 suspects in custody

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 4:26 AM

UPDATE @4:18 a.m.

A second suspect wanted in connection to a pursuit that ended in Xenia has reportedly been taken into custody.

The suspect was reportedly located in a tree around 4:10 a.m. near the Xenia Community Center on 2nd Street.

A medic has been requested to the scene because the suspect reportedly suffered head injuries.

RELATED: 2 cruisers hit in Dayton after I-75N  pursuit from Butler County

UPDATE @4:05 a.m.

A search for two people involved in a pursuit early Friday morning has ended.

Authorities were not able to locate two of three occupants of a car that led police on a pursuit in Clinton and Greene counties. 

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A K9 was reportedly sprayed by a skunk during the search.

FIRST REPORT

A police pursuit that reportedly started in Clinton County has ended in a field near Bellbrook Avenue and S. Allison Avenue in Xenia.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Friday.

The subjects fled the vehicle, per initial reports.

One individual has been captured by police, two others are still on foot.

We will update this story with more details as they develop.