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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:28 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
NEW LEBANON — UPDATE @ 1:55 p.m.
A male sophomore at Dixie High School is facing charges after posting concerning statements on social media directed towards staff and students at the school, according to New Lebanon police Capt. Jim Chambers.
School administrators contacted police around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after students alerted teachers of the messages posted to social media, Chambers said. The suspect was arrested and has been booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of inducing panic.
“With the events in Florida, this obviously concerns our agency,” Chambers said. “We owe it to the public to keep them safe.”
“We’re going to work with folks at the juvenile justice center and the prosecutor’s office to find a resolution to this matter, hopefully one that fixes the problem,” Chambers said.
A Dixie High School sophomore was taken into custody Thursday after administrators said the student posted concerning messages on social media regarding a school shooting.
New Lebanon Local Schools Superintendent Greg Williams said other students made administrators aware of the social media post around 9:30 a.m., shortly after the post was made.
According to Williams, police were called to the school and the student was removed from the building by New Lebanon Police. We’ve contacted police to see if the student was ultimately arrested and if the student will be facing any charges.
Williams added that the social media post was not a specific threat of a shooting at Dixie, but the message warranted action by the school.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:17 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
TUESDAY: A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for the entire region starting at 8 p.m. tonight.
Temperatures will improve during the day by climbing to a high the low 40s with some dry time expected in the middle of the day.
Moisture brings rain showers back towards late afternoon with cold air transitioning everyone to snow for evening hours between 7 and 9 p.m.
Expect snow to accumulate through the night. Winds will gust around 30 mph this afternoon and tonight, so drivers should watch for slick roads and poor visibility as a result.
WEDNESDAY: A messy morning commute is expected with temperatures in the 20s and snow still falling. Winds will still gust around 30 mph, so blowing, drifting, and poor visibility are possible. Snow will taper off into the afternoon as moisture shifts east, but overall most of the Miami Valley will end up with around 2 to 4 inches of snow with some areas seeing closer to 5 inches. It’ll be breezy for the rest of the day with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-30s. Chilly temperatures overnight drop to the low 20s.
THURSDAY: Refreeze or lingering snowy roads are possible early since temperatures will be in the low 20s. However, they’ll be big improvements through the day as sunshine returns and temperatures peak in the low 40s. Expect it to be dry throughout the entire day.
FRIDAY: A sunny start with clouds increasing through the day. Highs will peak in the mid-40s as passing showers develop overnight.
SATURDAY: Morning temperatures starting in the upper 20s could mean a brief wintry mix. Rain showers through the afternoon may end as wet snow. Highs reach in the low 40s.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:07 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
FAIRFIELD — UPDATE @ 9:53 a.m.:
Investigators are now at the scene of an early morning fire trying to figure out where and why a fire destroyed at least one apartment unit.
Crews responded to Camelot East Apartments in the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive after being dispatched at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday after a resident smelled something burning and reportedly found a fire in a utility room.
“We don’t have a cause at this time,” said Fairfield Deputy Fire Chief Tom Wagner. “Fire investigators are on the scene now digging through the debris, so we don’t have a definitive cause at this time of what started it.”
Building 1450 appears to be close to a total loss, Wagner said, as the roof is completely off the building.
“The roof is burned away, and there’s about a foot of water (in building 1450),” Wagner said. “We immediately had to go a defensive position because it was through the roof when we go there.”
As a precaution, evacuated building 1452, shut the power was shut off at the building and removed the ceiling on the third floor to ensure the fire did not spread to that building. Wagner said the fire was contained to building 1450.
Wagner said the Red Cross had taken care of the displayed residence but did not know the exact number of residents living in the 24 total units in the two buildings. Colerain and Forest Park fire departments responded to mutual aid.
UPDATE @ 5:50 a.m:
About 35 people were displaced and two dozen apartment units were damaged after a fire occurred at an apartment complex in Fairfield Tuesday morning, according to our partners at WCPO.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Cause of Xenia house fire on Glen Kegley Drive under investigation
Crews responded to Camelot East Apartments in the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive around 12:30 a.m. after a resident smelled something burning and found a fire in the third floor utility room.
A total of 24 units were impacted, 12 as a result of the fire, and the other 12 due to utilities in the complex being shut off, according to the American Red Cross, who assisted the displaced residents.
Fairfield firefighters worked to control the heavy fire for over 2 hours with assistance from Forest Park and Colerain Township Fire Departments.
Crews responded to the 1400 block of Sherwood Drive on fire reportedly coming from the third floor of an apartment building Tuesday morning, according to Fairfield police.
Initial reports indicate smoke and flames were showing around 12:25 a.m., prompting crews to evacuate the building.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
MIAMI VALLEY — Spring will officially arrive at 12:15 p.m. today, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A winter storm is taking aim on the Miami Valley and will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the region starting this morning.
RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory in effect
Precipitation is expected to develop early today across the far southern Miami Valley and spread northward toward I-70 by daybreak. Much of the precipitation will fall as rain, but as temperatures drop toward daybreak, a band of freezing rain is possible.
The morning commute may not be too bad, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
"The last few days of mild temperatures has helped push road surface temperatures well above freezing. That means that main roads should just be wet early Tuesday," he said. "However, elevated surfaces like cars, bridges and decks could become slippery."
But the wintry weather won't be over yet.
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect as of 8 p.m. tonight and continue until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A break in the precipitation is expected midday today before returning in the evening. As temperatures drop after sunset, snow will become the primary form of precipitation and it will increase in coverage and intensity tonight, Elwell said.
"Snowfall amounts will generally range from 2 to 4 inches by mid-morning Wednesday," Elwell said. "But isolated higher amounts are possible.
This is something we'll have to watch closely as new model data comes in."
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 10:19 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 10:38 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 10:40 a.m.
At least one, possibly two, suspects have been taken into custody following a crash at the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Catalpa Drive in Dayton.
Initial reports indicate at least two people fled from the scene after the crash, prompting a foot pursuit by deputies and officers.
One person is in the back of cruiser at the scene of the crash. A second person was reportedly taken into custody on Cherry Street, according to scanner traffic and our crew in the area.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.
Police are searching the area of Hillcrest Avenue and Catalpa Drive in Dayton this morning after at least one person fled from a vehicle police were following, according to initial reports.
There is a crash in the area as well involving multiple vehicles.
The incident was reported around 10 a.m.