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Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 5:04 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 3:03 PM
MORAINE — UPDATE @ 3:03 p.m.
The Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station has reopened following a trash fire at the county garbage hub this morning. Operations for “both commercial and public traffic, and our operations are getting back to normal,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Brianna Wooten.
“We will be open for regular business hours the rest of the week,” according to the statement. “Our planned Appliance Amnesty event, which was cancelled today, will continue as planned tomorrow.”
UPDATE @ 12:37 p.m.
A trash fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station likely started with a smoldering load being hauled to the facility, Moraine’s fire chief said today.
The cause of the blaze, which began about 5 a.m. and is expected to be extinguished this afternoon, cannot be pinpointed. But it is not uncommon for smoldering garbage left by residents and deposited by haulers to start fires at the Sandridge Road site, Moraine Fire Chief David Cooper said.
UPDATE @ 9:59 a.m.
UPDATE @ 9:44 a.m.
The Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station is closed to commercial traffic and private citizens as crews continue to work to extinguish a fire, according to a news release.
The fire started inside trash on the tipping floor at the site on Sandridge Road in Moraine. No injuries have been reported and no equipment or structures have been damaged, according to the county.
The site was set to hold a three-day Appliance Amnesty program beginning today, said Brianna Wooten, spokeswman for the county's Environmental Services.
The appliance disposal program which had been set to run through Saturday allows county residents to get rid of large household appliances at no charge, Wooten said.
"We hope that we'll still be able to accept those, but right now the program is going to be on hold a day," she said.
Crews from Dayton, Kettering and Moraine fire departments responded to the fire shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday.
“The fire is partly suppressed, but still active,” Wooten said in a release. “We are currently waiting for an opportunity to bring in a piece of equipment to stir the trash and get to the base of the fire and completely extinguish it.”
The county hopes to reopen the transfer station later today.
UPDATE @ 7:45 a.m.
A fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District continues to burn this morning
The fire was reported around 4:50 a.m., and as of 7:45 a.m., heavy smoke continues to billow from the building.
We are working to find out what caused the fire. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Crews are working to extinguish a fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.
The fire was reported around 4:50 a.m., and as of 5:55 a.m., heavy smoke was still showing from the building located in the 2500 block of Sandridge Drive.
Motorists on I-75 in Moraine will drive through the smoke, according to our crews.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:53 AM
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect as a possible 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected through the morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Butler and Warren counties until 8 p.m.
Snow is falling steady, and drifting will be a problem with gusts reaching 25 to 35 mph.
Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .
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Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:34 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Snowy conditions have put Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on a three-hour delay this morning, according to the base’s website.
The weather also has delayed school and work activties across the region.
WHIO-TV meteorologists were projecting three to five inches of snow and gusty winds throuhg 8p.m. Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — UPDATE @ 8:25 a.m: Power has been restored to customers in the Oakwood area after a reported 2,000 people experienced an outage around 7 a.m.
UPDATE @ 7:49 a.m.:
Approximately 1,000 DP&L customers remain without power in the Oakwood area this morning.
UPDATE @ 7:04 a.m.:
Approximately 2,000 Dayton Power & Light customers are without power in the Oakwood area and multiple traffic signals are not operating due to the outage.
The outage was reported along Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood around 6:45 a.m. and DP&L is estimating power will be restored by 8 a.m.
UPDATE @ 2:25 a.m: Power has been restored to nearly all customers in Montgomery County after over 3,000 people were without power early Wednesday morning.
UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: Over 1,400 customers are still without power in Montgomery County, per the DP&L outage map.
Crews are working to restore power to residents, which is believed to be a result of the inclement weather.
Over 3,000 customers are without power in Montgomery County, according to the DP&L outage site.
DP&L has been preparing for a possible outage due to the inclement weather and this instance is believed to be weather related.
Crews are out working to fix the issue.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:42 AM
Amazon is now selling Prime memberships at a discount to Medicaid recipients.
The company is selling Prime memberships — which include free fast shipping — for a discounted $5.99 monthly rate, compared to the full $12.99 rate.
“We hope to make Prime even more accessible,” Cem Sibay, Amazon Prime vice president, stated in a blog post about the discount.
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Medicaid, a joint state-federal health insurance program, covers more than 3 million Ohioans.
The New York Times said while Amazon has successfully attracted affluent shoppers, it is struggled to attract people with low incomes. The Medicaid discount could be a way to draw low income consumers to Amazon’s site and away from its rival Walmart.