Reports of flooding, damage after heavy rain; flood advisory in effect

Published: Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

Storms in Urbana

>>PHOTOS: Hail, dark clouds in the northern counties 

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Rain and storms continue to weaken as they move south.  Flooding was reported in some areas late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Shelby and Mercer counties remain under a flood advisory until 8 a.m.

UPDATE @2:05 a.m. Lingering high water has closed Ohio 116 in the 15000 block in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @12:55 a.m. There is high water on several roads in Richmond, Indiana.

UPDATE @12:20 a.m. Flooding has been reported in Mercer, Auglaize and Wayne counties.

  • High water has been reported at the intersection of Harris Road and Route 33 near the County Line in Mercer County
  • Water over tires of parked cars has been reported near the intersection of College Avenue and Southwest G Street in Richmond, Ind.
  • High water has been reported near the intersection of Amsterdam Road and Erie Road in Auglaize County.
  • High water has been reported near the intersection of E. Shelby Road and Holtkamp Road in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @10:30 p.m. Flash flooding and wind damage has been reported in Shelby County.

Several trees and limbs are reportedly down near the intersection of Ailes Road and County Road 119 near Anna in Shelby County.

On County Road 25A north of Anna, there is several inches of water on the roadway. 25A is impassable.


UPDATE @9:20 p.m.: Hail the size of a quarter has been reported in Maria Stein in Mercer County.

UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.: Golf ball size hail was reported at 8:15 p.m. in Fryburg in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: Quarter-size hail was reported at 8 p.m. in Wapakoneta in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm warning is in place through 9 p.m. for Auglaize and Shelby counties. Storm hazards include 60 mph winds and 1-inch hail.

UPDATE @ 8 p.m.: Quarter-size hail was reported at 7:58 p.m. in Waynesfield and penny-size hail was reported at 7:59 p.m. in Wapakoneta, both in Auglaize County, according to the National Weather Service.

Lyft driver leads to child porn arrest, indictment

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM


A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.

Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.

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According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.

The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.

Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.

Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.

Hemphill is scheduled for his arraignment on Jan. 23.

Meet the 2017 winners of’s Best of Dayton poll

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

Old Scratch Pizza gears up to expand

We know you’ve been waiting. 

After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Food & Dining

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Bars & Nightclubs

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Outdoors, Lifestyle & Recreation

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Culture, Music & Entertainment

>> Best of Dayton 2017 Winners: Shopping & Services

Questions? Thoughts? Email editor Ashley Bethard at

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM

SCENE: Crashes on SB I-75 near Wagner Ford

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 in the area of Stanley Avenue and Wagner Ford Road, two crashes were reported just before 6:30 a.m. The first crash reportedly involved three vehicles, and the second involves four vehicles. Traffic is backed up in the area. No injuries have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

Your guide to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Good Samaritan closing its doors after decades of service

Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.

About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.

Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.

Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure:

>> Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Job outlook is promising for Good Samaritan employees, official says

>> Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

>> 5 things you need to know about Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

>> Good Samaritan Hospital closing: What we know now

>> Good Samaritan closing: What will happen to other local hospitals?

>> Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?