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Xenia residents heading to Houston to help Harvey victims

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Xenia residents heading to Houston to help Harvey victims

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. 

Medics, EMTs from area ambulance company helping Harvey victims

"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."

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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. 

Woman suffers serious injury in crash near Echo Hills golf course in Piqua

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Steve Baker/Staff
Steve Baker/Staff

UPDATE @ 9:20 a.m. 

A woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash near the Echo Hills golf course in Piqua Wednesday morning. 

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Police and fire crews were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the 2200 block of Echo Lake Drive in Piqua on reports of vehicle that crashed into a tree. 

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The vehicle went off the roadway for an unknown reason, hit a utility pole, went through a fence, and crashed head-on into a tree, according to investigators. 

The driver, only identified as a woman, was first transported to Upper Valley Medical Center before being transferred to Miami Valley Hospital. Investigators described her injuries as serious. 

Weather conditions are not believed to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation. 

Additional details were not available. 


A driver is reportedly unconscious following a single-vehicle crash near the Echo Hills Municipal Golf Course in Piqua Wednesday. 

Crews responded to the 2100 block of Echo Lake Drive in Piqua around 8 a.m. and reported a vehicle slammed into a tree. 

Initial reports indicate a driver suffered a serious head injury in the crash. A medical helicopter was requested by fire crews but was unable to fly to the scene due to weather conditions. 

A CareFlight ground ambulance is reportedly meeting medics at Upper Valley Medical Center to transport the driver to Miami Valley Hospital, according to scanner traffic. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

VIDEOS: Meteor spotted in Ohio, Michigan, Canada

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:06 PM

Meteorite spotted over midwestern states

The meteor lit up the sky Tuesday just after 8 p.m.

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The dashboard cam video was shared by Mike Austin as he was driving north on I-75 near Bloomfield Hills, north of Detroit, Michigan. 

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The meteor was also seen from northwest Ohio and southwest Ontario, Canada. 

It is not known whether the meteor dissipated in the atmosphere or made it to the ground or into Lake Michigan.

Dashcam video shot by WWMT/Kalamazoo photo journalist Zack Lawler in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Suspects smash into Miami Twp. gun shop

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

WATCH: Surveillance video released in Miami Armory breakin

The Miami Township Police Department is investigating a break-in that occurred early Monday morning at the Miami Armory on Kingsridge Drive. 

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According to police an alarm was triggered at 6:28 a.m. Monday and when officers arrived they found the front window of the business smashed.

After reviewing surveillance footage officers say four people entered the building and one weapon is missing from the store. 


Police have not made any arrests and if you have any information regarding this crime you are asked to call Detective Nienhaus at 937-433-2815.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 12:50 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

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Staff photo

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.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 just before Needmore Road in Harrison Twp., multiple vehicles were reported in a crash around 7:40 a.m. The crash was reported in the left lane. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Lorimer Street at Lensdale Avenue in Trotwood, a crash involving a school bus was reported around 7:50 a.m. Damage was reportedly minor, according to initial reports. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • 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.
  • 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.