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This Dayton speed camera is now issuing traffic citations

Published: Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 2:31 PM

Dayton Speed camera issuing traffic citations

After nearly 700 warnings were issued during a 30-day grace period, drivers who speed past the traffic camera on South Keowee Street will now receive citations, Dayton police announced Saturday.

“Citations for speed violations will now be issued after they are reviewed by an officer,” the police department said on Twitter using the hashtag #slowdown. The police have previously said “a citation will only be issued if there is clear evidence of a violation.”

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The camera is located near the Tuffy Brooks Sporting Goods store, between East 3rd Street and East 4th Street.

The city is installing fixed cameras at five sites across the city. The other four installations will happen later this year, followed by 30-day warning periods.

Dayton police also use six handheld speed cameras to capture speeding violations, which they can deploy virtually anywhere in the city.

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Drivers weren’t particularly thrilled about the new cameras. Jerry Campbell, of Dayton, said he’s been caught by a camera before.

“We have been in different states and we’ve gotten them because we didn’t see the traffic cam,” Campbell said. “If you lose track of your speed, you have to pay for it.”

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Other drivers said the cameras are unfair because they are receiving a fine without being stopped by a police officer.

“Maybe we need to be looking at providing better resources so our officers can be present … when those people are making those violations,” said Seth Baughton, of Dayton. “It may disproportionately affect those in poverty, where receiving that fine in the mail is the difference between feeding their kids and not feeding their kids.”

Staff Writers Malik Perkins and Cornelius Frolik contributed reporting.

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Crashes reported as snow, wind cause slick roads, poor visibility

Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:02 AM

SCENE: Traffic backed up at US 35 and I-675
SCENE: Traffic backed up at US 35 and I-675

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.

>> How the winter storm will impact your morning commute, travel plans

>> AAA wants you to remember these 4 things when driving in the snow

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

The following is a list of crashes being reported across the area:

  • In Sidney, on southbound I-75, south of SR 29, a jackknifed semi reported around 2 a.m. 
  • In Moraine, on northbound I-75 at the 50 milemarker, crash reported around 1:10 a.m. 
  • In Dayton, on northbound I-75 at Edwin C. Moses, one vehicle into a guardrail around 1 a.m. 
  • In Greenville, on SR 571, one vehicle into a pole around 12:35 a.m. No injuries reported.

>> RELATED: WHIO App-Winter

>> RELATED: Track the latest conditions in your neighborhood on our live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closures March 19 - April 1. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.


  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 


  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 


  • SR 121 between Washington Street and Fairview Street, ROAD CLOSURE Mar. 12 - April 13. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503. 
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Harter Road, ROAD CLOSURE Mar. 12 - April 13. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503. 


  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north


  • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 

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Shooting in Dayton prompts officials to respond

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:28 AM

ON SCENE: Shooting reported on Bickmore Avenue in Dayton

A shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Bickmore Road early Wednesday morning, prompting officials to 


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The incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m., per initial reports. 

We will update this story as additional details become available. 

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Winter Weather Advisory continues, Winter Storm Warning issued for some

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:56 AM

WEATHER: Roads in downtown Dayton getting a coating of snow


  • Winter Weather Advisory continues until 8 p.m. Wednesday for all 
  • Winter Storm Warning issued for Butler and Warren Counties
  • Mix of rain and snow changing to snow overnight
  • 3 to 5 inches possible through this morning

>>Track the latest conditions with Live Doppler 7 Radar

>>UPDATING: School and business delays and closings


TODAY: The Winter Weather Advisory continues for all until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Butler and Warren Counties until 8 p.m. Wednesday as well

Snow is falling steady enough that roads are covered and will continue to take on new snow through the night. “Snow stays pretty widespread with some pockets of intensity through the morning drive”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Moisture pulls away with this system and some showers should begin to fizzle out towards lunch.

Winds will be gusty especially north of I-70 early this morning. 20 to 30 mph gusts are possible late this afternoon everywhere once snow stops, which can keep the threat for blowing and drifting.

RELATED: Commutes on Tuesday, Wednesday will be messy: What you need to know

>> Don’t deflate tires to drive on ice, snow

THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the low 40s.

>> Remember these things when driving in snow

FRIDAY:  Sunny skies to start the day. Clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

SATURDAY: There is a chance of snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear, with highs in the lower 40s.

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Power restored to customers after outage in Montgomery County

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

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.

>> Winter Weather Advisory continues, Winter Storm Warning issued for some 

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. 

We will continue to monitor for restoration and update the story accordingly. 

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