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Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 3:25 PM
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.
“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.
The soap factory was damaged during a large fire at the building on Dec. 22.
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Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — 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.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
— 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.”
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.
>> RELATED: Flooding: Know your risks
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)
DAYTON (Great Miami River)
SIDNEY (Great Miami River)
MIDDLETOWN (Great Miami River)
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.
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.
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.