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Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 12:15 PM
A group of nine friends from Xenia are currently on their way to Texas with trailers full of supplies to aid hurricane victims. The group calls themselves the, “Xenia boys,” and they say it feels good to do their part in the relief effort.
The group collected three trailers of various items that were donated from the Miami Valley and they were all delivered to Julia Long’s home in Xenia. The Long family has relatives in Houston and Julia’s son Shawn is one of the nine, “Xenia boys,” making the trip to Houston.
"It feels fantastic,” Julia Long stated. “And it makes me feel very proud of the boys taking this on and doing something for somebody else that's in need. And to see a community come together in a time of crisis to help out somebody else."
The group is also towing two boats with them to possibly aid with any rescue efforts in the Houston flood waters.
News Center 7’s John Bedell is also tracking other local relief efforts for Harvey and will have more information starting at 5 p.m. on Channel 7 WHIO.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 3:23 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 4:52 AM
PIQUA — UPDATE @ 4:41 a.m.:
The fire in the 200 block of East Main Street is under control but the inside of the house is completely damaged, according to Assistant Chief Kennedy of the Piqua Fire Department.
The house was vacant and no one was inside, Kennedy said.
All crews from Piqua Fire Department worked on the fire with assistance from Covington Fire Department and Fletcher Fire Department.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
UPDATE @ 3:50 a.m.:
Piqua fire and police crews are battling a house fully engulfed in flames in the 200 block of East Main Street in Piqua.
The roof has reportedly collapsed but all walls are still intact, according to scanner traffic.
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Crews are on scene of a house fire that is reportedly engulfed in flames in the 200 block of East Main Street.
The fire was reported around 2:50 a.m. Saturday.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 8:02 AM
— A wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow will fall causing slick road conditions for Saint Patrick’s Day morning, according to StormCenter 7 meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.
Roads will be icy especially on bridges and overpasses, so be sure to use caution during your commute.
A two vehicle injury accident was reported on West Dorothy Lane and Encrete Lane around 7:40 a.m. with heavy damage.
A van was found in a field with down power lines on 49 Gettysburg-Pitsburg Rd. in Arcanum around 7 a.m. It is not yet known if road conditions were a cause of the accident.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 8:27 AM
— The winter weather advisory has been dropped for Randolph (IN), Wayne (IN), Union (IN), Butler and Warren Counties. The rest of the Miami Valley remain under the advisory until noon, but may also be dropped out before then as conditions improve. A wintry mix of rain/sleet is pushing northeast out of the Miami Valley this morning. Roads may still remain slick for some, especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Also, watch for black ice on sidewalk, porches and driveways.
Temperatures will slowly climb and precipitation will change to rain showers by late morning with improving conditions in the afternoon. Clouds will linger through the day as we dry out late day into the evening. Highs for the day will climb into the lower 40s. Skies then begin to clear overnight and temperatures will fall back below freezing. Some isolated slick spots are possible with any roads still damp from earlier precipitation.
Tomorrow: There will be sunny skies and it will be warmer with highs into the lower 50s.
Monday: Some morning sun will give way to more clouds through the day. There will be a chance for a few showers towards the evening. It will become breezy with highs in the lower 50s.
Tuesday: Cloudy skies are expected with a few rain or snow showers early. It will be mostly cloudy for most of the day. A few more rain/snow showers may return into the night. Highs will be in the lower 40s.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 1:55 AM
WASHINGTON TWP. — An OVI checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Friday in Washington Township.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force conducted the checkpoint.
There were no OVI arrests made during the checkpoint that saw over 730 vehicles on State Route 725 near Paragon Road, according to a release.
One citation for improper registration display and one citation for driving under suspension was occurred as a result of the OVI checkpoint, the release stated.
Extra patrols in the area from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s and Ohio State Highway Patrol resulted in six citations for moving violations, five non-moving citations, three seat belt citations, one marked lanes citation, according to the release.
Extra patrols will be out for the remainder of Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.
Eleven alcohol involved crashes occurred around Saint Patrick’s Day in 2017, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.