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Not as mild Wednesday, showers return Thursday

Published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 4:47 PM

A warm day is expected in the Dayton area today, rain returns Thursday.

Mainly clear skies are expected this evening with temperatures dropping back into the 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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  • Quiet, cool tonight
  • Not quite as mild Wednesday
  • Showers Thursday, then temps drop

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast


Overnight: Scattered clouds will move by as a weak cold front crosses. Temperatures will drop to near 40 degrees for the low.

Wednesday: Expect plenty of sunshine with slightly cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the lower 50s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers. Temperatures will hold in the lower 50s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

Friday: Clearing skies are expected with cooler temperatures arriving. Highs will be in the upper 40s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies will start the weekend with a high near 50 degrees.

Sunday: Sunny skies are in the forecast with a high near 50 degrees.

Corn cleanup continues after silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 8:56 a.m. (Jan. 23)

New Carlisle firefighters worked until late Monday evening, cleaning the tons of corn. They will be back out Tuesday morning. 

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m. (Jan. 22): Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down until at least Wednesday after a grain silo collapse sent 10,000 tons of corn into the roadway, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. 

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The ODOT suggested detour is Ohio 201 to U.S. 40, then to Ohio 235, according to a media release. 

ODOT said the road closure times could change depending on the progress of the cleanup. 

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. (Jan. 22)

Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down in New Carlisle for a few days to remove 10,000 tons of corn that fell into the roadway after a grain silo collapsed at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company late Sunday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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The collapse knocked down multiple power poles, originally disrupting electric service to around 300 Dayton Power and Light customers. 

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At 10 a.m., 15 outages were still reported in Clark County, according to an online outage map. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn new details. 

Jarod Thrush/Staff

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m: Power is steadily being restored in Clark County with only a reported 15 customers experiencing an outage.

Power was cut off as a safety measure after a corn silo collapsed Sunday night prompting crews to investigate the building. 

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m: Over 300 customers are without power in Clark County after a corn silo collapse caused crews to cut the power in order to investigate the incident.

The collapse occurred late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain around 11:40 p.m. 

Crews will be working all night into tomorrow and there’s no word on how long the outage will have customers without power. 

We will monitor the DP&L outage map and continue to update the story.


Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.

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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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North Upland Avenue shooting victim identified 

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

UPDATE @ 10:02 a.m.

One victim has been identified from the fatal shooting that occurred on N. Upland Avenue Tuesday morning. According to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office the deceased victim was identified as Darius Hall, 24, from Dayton. 

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m.: One person is dead and another individual was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a shooting occurred in Dayton early Tuesday morning, according to officials.

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Crews were dispatched to the area of N. Upland Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue around 2 a.m. where they found two adult males, both shot with once deceased in the back of a vehicle. 

A homicide detective has been called to the scene, as well as the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

The condition of the man taken to Miami Valley Hospital is unknown at this time.

The shooting remains under investigation. 


Officials are responding to the area of N. Upland Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue for a reported shooting victim.

The incident was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene to learn more details about the ordeal.

Lebanon hires new football coach

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

Matthew Hopkins, Lebanon football coach
Matthew Hopkins, Lebanon football coach

Matthew Hopkins has been named the next varsity head football coach for Lebanon High School.

Hopkins served as the head football coach for Preble Shawnee High School, where last year the team had the most wins in school history.

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He will be replacing Shawn Lamb, who led the Warriors for the past 13 seasons and “decided to step away for personal reasons,” according to a press release issued by the school district.

Lebanon was a combined 76-55 with Lamb as head coach and won Greater Western Ohio Conference divisional titles in 2006, ’09 and ’11. But the Warriors closed last season with one win in their last seven games. Lebanon was 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the GWOC National West. Springboro defeated Lebanon 38-7 in the regular-season finale.

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Hopkins will also serve the district as the student services administrator at Lebanon High School. The board is to create this job at a board meeting Tuesday.

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Hopkins is a 2002 graduate of Preble-Shawnee, where he was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Arrows.

He is a 2006 graduate of Miami University, where he received his degree in education. Prior to serving as head coach at Preble-Shawnee, Hopkins worked as an assistant coach at Eaton High School for seven years, five in which the team went to the playoffs.

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Hopkins will be meeting with returning players in the near future to introduce himself, discuss off-season conditioning and establish goals for the upcoming season. He will also be working with the athletic director in filling his assistant coaching positions in the upcoming weeks. A public meet-and-greet event is being planned for a future date.

“I am very excited to welcome Mr. Hopkins to Lebanon High School as our Student Services Administrator and football coach. I want to thank the selection committee for their hard work and commitment in finding a great educator and coach. I encourage our community to rally around Coach Hopkins, his staff, and the football program,” Todd Yohey, superintendent of Lebanon City Schools, said in the release.

Air Force museum to reopen after shutdown

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

            The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. BARRIE BARBER/STAFF
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. BARRIE BARBER/STAFF

The world’s largest military aviation museum reopens today after a government shutdown shuttered the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

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The museum had opened for four hours Saturday in the midst of the shutdown until closing at 1 p.m. that day. A spokesperson had said the museum would remain open until it received a federal order to close.

It was due to reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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The Air Force museum, the region’s biggest tourist attraction, has drawn more than 800,000 visitors in each of the last three years.