Springfield man killed in crash on U.S. 68 in Greene Co.

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 6:35 AM
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

The Xenia post of the OSP is investigating a fatal car crash

UPDATE @ 12:57 p.m.

The person killed in a Greene County crash today has been identified as John Glatfelter Jr., 46, of Springfield, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

About 6 a.m. Monday, Glatfelter’s vehicle crashed while driving south on U.S. 68. He was not wearing a seat belt, the investigation revealed.

“Evidence shows that the Mr. Glatfelter Jr. drifted off the left side of the road and then drove back across U.S. 68 going off the right side of the roadway and through a chain link fence,” according to Sgt. Paul Lezotte. “The truck continued into a yard striking the corner of an outbuilding and striking a tree where it came to rest.” 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @10:28 a.m. 

Police found the driver still in the vehicle after the crash, according to state troopers. 

The driver traveled almost 300 yards before swerving from one side of the road to the other hitting multiple items and coming to a stop. 

"Actually went off the east side of the roadway, just north of us,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte. “And then drifted back over across the right side of the road. As you can see he went through a fence, struck a corner of a building and then a cement water retention wall."

The crash marks the fifth fatal accident in Greene County this year. 

UPDATE @7:30 a.m.

Troopers said they believe a medical condition is to blame for a fatal crash in Greene County Monday morning.

The identity of the driver has not been released, but troopers did say the fatality is 40-year-old white male of Springfield.

UPDATE @6:50 a.m.

One person is dead in a crash on U.S. 68 in Greene County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

FIRST REPORT

One person is reportedly trapped inside a vehicle following a crash on U.S. 68 in Greene County Monday morning. 

Deputies and medics were first dispatched to the crash around 6:20 a.m. on U.S. 68 north of Ohio 235. 

The vehicle reportedly slammed into a tree and trapped the driver inside. 

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information becomes available. 

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Crews continue to battle a vacant house in Dayton

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

Smoky fire at Garfield Avenue house

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.

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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. 

Groundbreaking set for first local medical marijuana plant

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 4:15 AM

A ceremonial groundbreaking is set to happen today on one of two medical marijuana cultivation facilities to be built in the Miami Valley.

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Cresco Labs Ohio LLC and officials with the village of Yellow Springs will be on hand at the site off East Enon Road near Antioch University, where a 23,294-square-foot steel greenhouse and a 26,445-square-foot processing facility will be built.

The “environmentally sound greenhouse will be built for cultivating and harvesting condition-specific strains of medical marijuana and produce non-invasive medical products for qualified patients,” according to a release from Cresco Labs, which has similar facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.

RELATED >>> Springfield, Yellow Springs to get large marijuana growing operations

“With licenses announced just two weeks ago, Cresco Labs is the first to break ground and start construction on their Yellow Springs medical marijuana cultivation facility,” according to the release. “Cresco’s brand name products will be available at dispensaries across Ohio to patients that have been physician-certified with any of the 22 approved medical conditions. All growing will take place in secure, climate-controlled environments that utilize nearly 85% renewable energy.”

RELATED >>> Yellow Springs moves ahead with medical marijuana planning

Cresco’s cannabis oil products include pharmaceutical-grad oral sprays, sublingual digestible tablets and transdermal patches.

Cresco has also applied to the state for a dispensary license and is expected to apply for a processing license.

A medical marijuana cultivation facility is also approved in Clark County. Pure Ohio Wellness plans to renovate an existing building at 4020 Dayton-Springfield Road in Mad River Twp., outside of Springfield.

At least 40 houses without power in Dayton after pole is knocked down 

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 2:03 AM

Downed power line on Westwood Avenue cuts power to 40 houses

Officials say close to 40 houses are without power after a Dayton Power & Light pole was knocked down in Dayton early Thursday morning. 

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

The pole is down in the 100 block of Westwood Avenue and surrounding Brooklyn Avenue and Huron Avenue are affected as well.

High winds have caused a few outages in the Miami Valley since late Wednesday night.

DP&L have been notified of the incident.

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

Vehicle crashes into pond after blowing tire

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 1:47 AM

SCENE: Vehicle blows tire, lands in Dayton pond

A driver blew a tire, sending the vehicle into a pond, according to Dayton police.

Just after midnight, the car blew a tire on Route 4 just north of Harshman Road, sending the vehicle into the Dayton Well Field pond, according to police.

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The driver, the only occupant, was able to escape and called 911. 

A tow truck was on scene and was attempting to remove the vehicle from the pond.

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