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Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 4:57 PM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 1:14 AM
CELINA — UPDATE @12:55 a.m. 11/6/17
Grand Lake and Havemann Roads will remain closed Monday as emergency crews assess damages, according to a post on the City of Celina’s Facebook page.
Electric crews will be working throughout the night to clear downed power lines, remove broken utility poles and restring new lines.
An apparent tornado caused significant damage to buildings and property mainly on the east side of town.
UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m. 11/5/17
Mayor Jeffrey Hazel has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Celina after two possible tornadoes ripped through the Mercer County city Sunday.
In a release, Celina police said a tornado entered the city from the southwest, causing damage to a home along Lakeshore Drive before crossing Grand Lake and damaging multiple businesses including Wendy’s, Lakeshore Auto, Crown Equipment, Dollar General and C-Town Wings among others.
Celina police said eight people within the city limits were treated for non-life threatening injuries, with four being transported to area hospitals.
Off-duty officers and emergency crews responded to the scene with crews from Montezuma, Rockford, Mendon and Chickasaw assisting in recovery efforts.
Officers said Mayor Jeff Hazel and Ohio State Senator Keith Faber directly assisted with the ongoing emergency with Senator Faber providing additional propane tanks to keep power running throughout the night at Celina Police Command Center.
Those living in and near Celina are encouraged to stay away from affected areas as crews continue to work to clean up debris, according to the release.
UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.
The Celina mayor says eight people were injured; all believed to be non-life threatening.
Watch as mayor gives update to News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy.
Several Celina businesses have been significantly damaged following severe weather in the area Sunday afternoon.
Our crew in Celina reports a portion of the roof to Crown Equipment Corporation is missing and an exterior wall has suffered significant damage.
A string of businesses in the area, including a nearby restaurant, are heavily damaged, according to our crew.
A Dollar General has signs down and the front of the structure blown off.
The National Weather Service reports as many as 6 injuries at a Celina restaurant in the area.
An additional injury was reported by the service on Ohio 29 after a power pole fell.
We will continue to update this developing story.
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.