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I-75 South down to one lane near West Carrollton

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:00 AM

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Major Highway Incidents

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.

One lane is now open on I-75 South near West Carrollton

EARLIER

At 5 p.m. I-75 South near West Carrollton was shut down due to an vehicle fire. The fire is out and there are no reported injuries. The driver of the car advises they just purchased the vehicle two hours ago. 

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Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • I-75 south near North Main Street in Dayton, lane closure May 1st – 26th. Two southbound lanes will remain open.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures May 15th – June 6th between 6 pm and 6 am. Two lanes will be closed starting at 9 pm. 
  • I-75 between Main Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Nightly lane closures May 17th – 21st between 7 pm and 5 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd - June 30th. Two lanes will remain open.
  • US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, ramp closure April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street.
  • Ludlow Street Ramp to westbound US 35 in Dayton, ramp closure May 12th – August 9th. The suggested ODOT detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west.
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures through May 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Hoover Avenue between Gettysburg Avenue and Elmhurst Road in Dayton will be closed starting April 3 until early June for water line construction. The construction will also impact the intersection of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues and drivers should expect congestion and delays. Detours will be posted. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15TH – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 

MIAMI COUNTY

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures May 14th – 20th between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 185 near SR 48, road closure May 15th – 19th. The official detour is: SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721 to SR 185
  • SR 202 between US 40 and Dinsmore Drive, road closure May 17th – 24th. The official detour is: US 40 to SR 201 to I-70 to SR 202
  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Roadbridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, road closure until June 15th. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road. 

GREENE COUNTY

  • Gate 19B on National Road at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is closed until mid-June for a $1.3 million security upgrade. Drivers should expect delays around the base at the three gates remaining open, Gate 16B off Kaufman Avenue, Gate 1B off Springfield Street, and Gate 22B at I-675 and Col. Glenn Highway. Gate 22B will be inbound traffic only during the morning commute. 

CLARK COUNTY 

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • I-70 at I-675 overpass, Daily lane closures April 25th – May 23rd between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Two 12’ lanes will remain open in each direction.

DARKE COUNTY

  • US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 571 between Culbertson Road and Harzell Road, bridge closure March 8th – May 23nd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721.
  • SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, bridge closure March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718.
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, road closure April 10th – July 10th. The suggested ODOT detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68.

SHELBY COUNTY 

  • I-75 between SR 119 and SR 274nightly lane closures May 10th – 19th between 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, road closure April 24th – May 23rd. The official detour is: SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705
  • Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, road closure May 15th– August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

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Local police meet with religious groups after Texas church shooting

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:14 AM

Couple with local ties dies in Texas church shooting

Springboro Police met with local church pastors to discuss any potential safety issues surrounding the local faith community after a recent church shooting in Texas left 26 people dead.

Springboro Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff hosted a meeting of local church pastors to discuss “the concept of church security and safety,” the city posted on its Facebook page. “With the recent church shooting in Texas, the chief felt it was a good time to gather the pastors to discuss the issue of keeping people safe while attending services and also wanted to take the time to discuss the role of the churches when a tragedy strikes a community,” the post stated. 

» RELATED: Couple with local ties dies in Texas church shooting

The shooting at a church in Sutherland, Texas left 26 dead including several children. Authorities say Devin Patrick Kelley entered the Texas church and killed members of the congregation in the attack, including the unborn baby of one of the women slain.

Springboro police said they are willing to meet with any local groups that might have concerns about safety. Read the post below:

DP&L, Duke customers reporting power outages; Winds to blame?

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 11:04 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:49 AM

As of 7:50 a.m., Thursday,  Dayton Power and Light is reporting the following outages:

Miami: 11

Montgomery: 53

As of 3:10 a.m. Thursday, Dayton Power and Light is reporting the following outages:

Miami: 177

Darke: 60

Montgomery: 138

Greene: 2

Clinton: 63


Duke Energy is reporting the following outages:

Butler: 17

Warren: 2

Nearly 1,600 customers were without power in Miami County Wednesday evening, but power has since been restored to hundreds.

High winds lead to downed trees, poles 

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 2:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:51 AM

Downed power line on Westwood Avenue cuts power to 40 houses

High winds are believed to be responsible for downed poles and trees Thursday morning.

In Spring Valley, a downed tree was reported on Spring Valley Paintersville Road between U.S. 42 and State Route 380. The road was reportedly blocked.

In Dayton, a power pole and wires came down in the 100 block of Westwood Avenue around 1 a.m. About 40 houses lost power.

A wind advisory was in effect when the pole came down.

RELATED: DP&L, Duke customers reporting power outages; Winds to blame?

In Clayton, a tree fell onto a shed in the area of Cheryl Court and Thelma Avenue, leading to about 50 outages.

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No word on when power will be restored. We will continue to monitor. 

Strong winds cause Dayton house fire to become unmanageable 

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 4:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:12 AM

SCENE: Flames roar from windows at vacant Dayton house

UPDATE @ 6:36 a.m: Wind played a huge factor in the spreading of a vacant house fire that occurred in Dayton early Thursday morning, according to fire crews. 

>> Family of 6 loses everything in fire that leaves woman critically hurt

Officials say the fire was manageable when they were dispatched on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street around 3:45 a.m., but the strong winds caused it to get out of hand, eventually burning through the roof. 

The wind-driven fire caused crews to be pulled from inside the residence to prevent injury, in which they had to simply wait for the fire to burn out rather than fight it. 

The fire is being labeled suspicious and investigators are on scene.

Fire crews believe they know where the fire may have started, but will not say until an investigation confirms. 

There was damage to nearby homes, but both were vacant as well.

UPDATE @6:10 a.m. A vacant house was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning.

Crews responded around 3:45 a.m. and were able to quickly put the fire out, but it reignited shortly before 5 a.m. Flames could be seen shooting from the second floor of the house.

We are working to learn what caused the blaze.

UPDATE @5 a.m. A fire has reignited at a vacant house.

Crews remain on scene. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m: Fire crews continue to battle a structure fire that occurred on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street early Thursday morning

The residence is vacant, according to officials.

We’re working to learn more details on the fire. 

INITIAL REPORT

Units are on scene of a structure fire on S. Garfield Avenue and E. Third Street that was reported in Dayton early Thursday morning.

RELATED: Lebanon church fire believed to be caused by electrical issue

The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m., according to initial reports. 

Flames are reportedly showing from the structure. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update as additional details become available.