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Xenia Police Department promotes three, hires one

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

Xenia police officers were recently sworn in to new positions. Pictured (left to right) are Captain Chris Stutes, Sergeant Stephen Shaw, Sergeant Matthew Cvitkovich and Officer Ryan Linnell.
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Xenia police officers were recently sworn in to new positions. Pictured (left to right) are Captain Chris Stutes, Sergeant Stephen Shaw, Sergeant Matthew Cvitkovich and Officer Ryan Linnell.(Submitted/Submitted)

The city of Xenia Police Department has promoted three officers and hired another. There are now 43 sworn positions in the police department.

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Chris Stutes was promoted from sergeant to captain and will oversee administrative services. Stutes has 21 years of service with the division. 

Officers Stephen Shaw and Matthew Cvitkovich were promoted from detectives to sergeants and will be assigned as patrol officer supervisors. Between the two officers, they share 30 years of police experience. 

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Ryan Linnell has been hired in as a police officer and will be assigned to field training. Linnell comes to the Xenia Police Department after having spent time working with the Grandview Police Department. 

The swearing-in ceremony was held earlier this month in Xenia Municipal Court.

Strong winds, snow, dropping temps to impact area today

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:42 AM

Snow squalls cause rapid loss in visibility and slick roads.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Strong wind gusts 30-40 mph today
  • Snow squalls possible late morning through afternoon
  • Temperatures drop through the day w/ single digit wind chills

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: There could be some issues for the morning drive today due to slick spots and strong winds, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures are at or above 32 degrees with mist and drizzle across the area, but as temperatures drop, slick spots could develop. As of early morning, snow is set up off Lake Michigan in northern Indiana. That snow, along with colder air, will arrive later this morning. Winds are already begun gusting between 25-35 MPH, which could produce some issues for the morning drive. As wind flow becomes more favorable off Lake Michigan, some lake effect snow bands are expected to develop. 

Active snow will likely start later this morning. There’s a chance for snow squalls during the day, and they will gradually turn northeast as the winds shift late afternoon. One to two inches of snow is possible in the bands. Outside of bands, it will be cloudy with flurries, but less than half an inch is expected.

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Rapid drops in visibility and slick roads are the main concern if caught in one of these bands, called a snow squall. The bands will be thin, so not everyone will experience snow but everyone will deal with strong winds on the road. Temperatures will fall through the day and wind chills will drop to the single digits by about 4 p.m. Any snow ends into early evening. Tonight temperatures drop into the teens with wind chills in the low single digits.

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WEDNESDAY: Not much of a break. Isolated slick spots on the roads possible and BITTER cold with temperatures in the teen and wind chills in the single digits in the morning. Another quick system will aproach Wednesday. Temperatures climb into the low 30s during the day. Breezy with scattered snow showers in the afternoon. More scattered snow showers at night. Accumulation should stay light around 1” but temperatures drop to the upper teens overnight so that will keep roads snowy by Thursday morning.

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THURSDAY: Slick roads early and COLD. Mostly cloudy day but quiet. Highs in the upper 20s which is colder than normal.

FRIDAY: Another cold morning in the upper teens. Mostly cloudy with some passing snow showers possible mainly north. Highs in the upper 20s.

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SATURDAY: A better start to the weekend. Temperatures improve to around 40 during the day with partly cloudy skies.

Gusty winds, snow, slick roads to impact Tuesday morning commute

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 AM

ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75
ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

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.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On U.S. 35 westbound exit 44 (N. Fairfield Rd.) in Beavercreek, has reopened after a vehicle fire reported at 1:30 a.m.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Farmersville-West Carrollton Road close to Upper River Road just west of the Great Miami River, closed this week for railroad work. Expected to be closed for three to four days. Detour route signs will be posted at the site. 
  • 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.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503

MIAMI COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Tipp City, ROAD CLOSURE Jan. 2 - 9. The official detour is I-75 to US 40 to SR 202

SHELBY COUNTY  

  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

N. Fairfield Rd. exit on US-35 in Beavercreek has reopened after vehicle fire

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 1:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 2:39 AM

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m: Exit 44 on westbound U.S. 35 in Beavercreek has reopened after a vehicle fire Tuesday morning. 

UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m: Exit 44 (N Fairfield Rd.) on westbound U.S. 35 in Beavercreek is closed as a result of a vehicle fire early Tuesday morning.

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No one was injured as as result of the fire, according to our crew.

Beavercreek police continue to investigate the cause of the fire. 

INITIAL REPORT

Units are on scene of a fully involved car fire on U.S. 35, east of N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning around 1:20 a.m.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with additional details. 

Whiteout conditions possible Tuesday as snow squalls move through

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Snow squalls cause rapid loss in visibility and slick roads.

The Storm Center 7 team of meteorologists are forecasting the potential for isolated snow squalls to impact the region Tuesday, which could create for reduced visibility for some drivers in the area.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M CAUGHT IN A SNOW SQUALL?

The timing of the snow squalls is looking to be for the first part of Tuesday.  The moisture will be coming from Lake Michigan and  when the snow line becomes partnered with the windy conditions expected in the Miami Valley, poor visibility can accompany it.

FORECAST: Wintry mix late tonight, followed by lake-effect snow Tuesday

Communities that get caught in the lake-enhanced snow squalls could see two or more inches of snow, especially in areas northeast of Dayton.

The Storm Center 7 team is forecasting the squalls will be very isolated across the area.