Road closure planned during Dayton soap factory demolition

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

Demolition starts on old soap factory

More than six months after fire destroyed the old Hewitt Soap Factory on Linden Avenue, the city will close the road for up to a month so crews can demolish the charred facility.

Parts of the former Hewitt Soap Factory at Hamilton and Linden Avenues went up in flames overnight Thursday in east Dayton.

“Linden Avenue between Davis Avenue and Hamilton Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, July 31,” the city said in a statement. “The closure results from the demolition of the former Hewitt Soap Factory.”

The city said it plans to post a detour for motorists.

Soap factory destruction

The soap factory was damaged during a large fire at the building on Dec. 22.

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Man indicted for 2017 fatal crash

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 AM

Fatal crash on Ohio 4 in Riverside

A man involved in a fatal October, 2017 crash has been indicted on multiple charges.

Riverside police said David Olsen was indicted on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, OVI and improper handling of a firearm. The charges are in connection to a fatal crash on Oct. 14, 2017 on Route 4.

>> RELATED: Man indicted on charges connected to Riverside fatal crash

Alysha Lewis, 30, of Dayton was killed in the crash.

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Great Miami River expected to crest this weekend: Where will flooding occur?

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how the rivers in the Miami Valley will be impacted by the rain this week.

As a Flood Watch remains in effect for the southern Miami Valley counties through Sunday morning, creeks, streams and fields will likely flood, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

“Creeks and streams, if not already, will likely be out of their banks through the weekend,” she said. “Fields will also be flooded with the heavy rains that arrive Friday and Saturday.”

>> RELATED: Heavy rain, low visibility possible for morning commute; Flood Watch in effect

There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why we won’t see creeks, streams and rivers recede until the end of the weekend and start to the new week.

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The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend. 

In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.3 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.

The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.

>>RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding impacts, according to the National Weather Service.

ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)

  • 23 feet: Martindale Road, Old Springfield Road and the road to the MetroPark are all closed
  • 25 feet: Martindale Road, old Springfield Road and the road to the MetroPark are covered by two to three feet of water

DAYTON (Great Miami River)

  • 27.5 feetBike trail will be flooded
  • 30 feet: Flooding occurs near Rip Rap Road between Bridgewater and Little York roads near Huber Heights

SIDNEY (Great Miami River)

  • 10 feet: The river approaches the bank on the west side of Custenborder Field. At stages above 10 feet, city officials begin flood operations.
  • 11 feet: Custenborder Field has some flooding of perimeter areas, along with flooding occurring in low spots on Miami River Road
  • 12 feet: The river reaches the bank on Riverside Drive, with flooding of Custenborder Field at the east river intake. Homes and properties will experience flooding along the river on Riverside Drive from the BK Root Beer stand to the city limits

MIDDLETOWN (Great Miami River)

  • 11 feetSome flooding occurs on private property areas along either side of Route 73 from the east side of the river approaching Excello. Middletown is protected by levees and floodgates to 24 feet.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:29 AM

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

  • No incidents to report. 

Surface Street Incidents 

  • No incidents to report. 

>> RELATED: WHIO App-Winter

>> RELATED: Track the latest conditions in your neighborhood on our live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • 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.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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Huber Heights gas leak causes business evacuations

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Repairs continue after Huber Heights gas leak causes business evacuations

Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.

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Crews continued to make repairs to the leaking gas line that evacuated fifteen business along the road around 11 a.m., according to Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth.

Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which  caused the gas to leak from underground.

Huber Heights gas leak


Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak would impact the businesses in the area.

Utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren, worked on scene to isolate their utilities as well.

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