Boil advisory lifted for parts of Miamisburg

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

City crews look for source of problem while parents scramble to pick up children

UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Feb. 11): A Boil Water Advisory for parts of Miamisburg that was issued Friday is now lifted, according to officials. 

UPDATE @ 3:46 p.m. (Feb. 10): A Boil Advisory issued on Friday for parts of Miamisburg is still in effect, according to officials.

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Per a release, the advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least noon on Sunday. 

The Public Works Hotline for Miamisburg informs affected residents that it is safe to shower and do laundry, but they should boil drinking water for two minutes.

We will continue to monitor when the advisory is lifted. 

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.

A broken valve is believed to be the source of water issues in Miamisburg Friday, according to Gary Giles, Public Information Officer for the City of Miamisburg. 

“At this time, it is believed that a broken valve has caused an interruption in the distribution of drinking water. Repairs are underway,” Giles said in an email Friday. 

Crews hope to have the repairs completed and water service restored to all by tonight. 

A boil advisory has been issued for an estimated 1,000 people in effect until further notice, according to Giles. 

The city will also be distributing free bottled water from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave. 

Photo Contributed City of Miamisburg

UPDATE @ noon:

Miamisburg public works personnel are working near the Great Miami River in the area of the city’s well fields, but as noon approached a location of the problem had not been determined, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg Public Information Officer.

“I can’t pinpoint it yet. I don’t have the information where we can say who’s affected and who isn’t,” he said.

However, city councilwoman Sarah Clark wrote in a Facebook post on a Miamisburg community group page that the issue is due to a broken valve.

“There was a broken valve at the wellfield, water has been shut off at the source for a large portion of residents, unfortunately water will remain off the majority of the day,” Clark wrote in the post.

The water service problems includes the Miamisburg Civic Center, where city workers were fielding a “steady” amount of calls this morning from impacted customers.

Giles said the city regrets the issue and is working to resolve the problem.

INITIAL REPORT:

Three elementary schools in Miamisburg will be forced to dismiss early Friday due to water issues reported in the city, according to district Director of Business Services Scott Gilbert. 

The city posted on Facebook around 10 a.m. that multiple residents and businesses were reporting a lack of water pressure or no water service this morning. 

Crews were still working to identify the source of the problem and a boil advisory would likely be issued once the source was identified. 

Bear, Kinder, and Mark Twain elementary schools will be releasing at 11 a.m., Gilbert said. There will also be no afternoon kindergarten at any Miamisburg school, according to the district. 

Students who are not picked up by parents, unable to be dropped off at a designated place, or cannot be released at that time will be transported to Medlar View Elementary. Parents may go to Medlar View to pick up their students or we will transport them home at the end of the day.

All PM kindergarten in the district is cancelled for today.

City officials said the northwest and downtown areas of the city have reported issues, however stressed the issues may not be limited to those areas.

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more. 

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Rounds of rain, dropping temperatures expected today

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:53 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Several rounds of rain may lead to flooding problems this week.

>> Record-breaking warmth this week 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain likely today
  • Several rounds of rain continue into weekend
  • Flood threat lingers 

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

TODAY: Rain continues through the afternoon, a bit breezy along with falling temperatures. By the end of the afternoon most will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Drivers should slow down and watch for pockets of heavy rain that could drop visibility. More rain into the evening and overnight. As temperatures fall into the 30s overnight, a few elevated surfaces may become slick by morning. Areas north of I-70 are in the best position to see any slick spots early Thursday as temperatures fall close to freezing. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Temperatures, especially in the northern Miami Valey, should reach the low to mid 40s. Scattered rain showers in the morning will mix with freezing rain in some spots, however, temperatures will quickly climb to above freezing, limiting any major impact. Road temperature may also stay warm enough to limit problems, but conditions could get slick briefly in some areas. The rest of the day will be dry in most cities as highs reach the upper 40s. 

FRIDAY: Another wave of energy will bring widespread showers back to the Miami Valley. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 50s. Rain may fall heavy in some spots, keeping the flood threat elevated for low lying cities, creeks, and streams. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SATURDAY: We’ll see scattered showers at times, especially in the afternoon. A breezy day with highs in the upper 50s. 

SUNDAY: Morning showers come to an end with it being windy and cooler at times as highs peak in the low 50s. These temperatures will drop quickly into the evening. 

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Local pastor reacts to death of Rev. Billy Graham

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

NEW YORK - JUNE 21:  The Rev. Billy Graham speaks at a news conference about the upcoming Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade June 21, 2005, in New York City. The crusade will most likely be Graham's last mass event in the United States and will be held Friday to Sunday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JUNE 21: The Rev. Billy Graham speaks at a news conference about the upcoming Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade June 21, 2005, in New York City. The crusade will most likely be Graham's last mass event in the United States and will be held Friday to Sunday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A Springboro pastor called Rev. Billy Graham a “Godly man” and remembered being a part of a crusade in St. Louis.

“I had the privilege of being a part of his crusade in St. Louis in 1999,” said Mark Goins, associate pastor at Newspring Chruch in Springboro. “Always appreciated the fact he lived what he preached.”

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Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, according to the Associated Press.
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Graham preached to millions across the globe and counseled several presidents during his life.

“He didn’t confine his ministry to just local,” Goins said.  “He had a voice to speak into the lives of leaders.”

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250 Dayton STEM students walk out to support Florida school shooting victims

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

Students say they want stricter gun control laws after Florida school shooting

Nearly 250 students walked out of the Dayton Regional STEM school on Woodman Drive today to show solidarity with their counterparts in Florida after last week’s deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas school.

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The students left the school around noon Wednesday and planned to be outside for 17 minutes, representing the number of people killed in last week’s shooting, according to a spokesperson.

The walkout was for students in eighth to 12th grade, the school said.

A spokesperson said the district is supporting the students, however staff did not participate in the event.

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Salmonella outbreak in 20 states linked to Kratom, CDC says

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

Kratom, a herbal supplement, is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant.
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Kratom, a herbal supplement, is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The CDC is warning people to not consume Kratom due to a Salmonella outbreak linked to the plant. 

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It is a stimulant which comes in pills, powders and tea, and was recently declared to be an opioid by the FDA.

According to the CDC, 28 people in 20 states have been infected with Salmonella, eleven people have been hospitalized. 

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Kratom is also known as Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, Biak, and Thang.

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will be talking to health experts to find out more about the risk – watch tonight on WHIO-TV at 5pm. 

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