Xenia sergeant graduates from police leadership academy

Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Xenia Sgt. Jeff Osburn recently graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy as provided by The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

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The 11-week course was held at the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Training Academy and covers topics such as leadership and ethics; interpersonal and organizational communication; public management; organizational culture and ethics; human resources management; budgeting and organizational behavior in policing. 

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Osburn, a 20-year Xenia police veteran, was one of 30 law enforcement officers from across the state who completed the course and graduated June 9. 

Community outreach is part of the program and graduates volunteer at the Columbus-based Huckleberry House as mentors and to cook meals for the resident youth as well as assist in building improvements. 

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Osburn serves as a patrol sergeant, but has worked as a detective, patrol officer and bicycle officer in Xenia. 

The program is funded through casino revenue as distributed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Piqua City School District Weather: Chance for storms today

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 3:53 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the chance for rain today.

The first day back for Piqua City School District may be a wet one, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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A cold front today will trigger showers and storms for the late morning through the afternoon.  

Activity will stay scattered but rain gear will be needed this morning and recess might stay inside. 

Temperatures will be really warm for the bus stop in the morning, starting in the 70s but we will only get up to the low 80s for highs. 

A shower or storm can't be ruled out later in the day but the bulk of the showers should come early.

Fatal crash: Greenon High School, Global Impact STEM Academy to reopen today after death of 2 students

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 2:08 AM

Friends, teachers remember 2 Clark County students killed in crash

Two Clark County high school students killed in Sunday’s rollover crash in Greene County were not wearing seat belts, Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said in a statement.

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  • Killed were David Waag, 17, of Beavercreek, and Connor Williams, 15, of Fairborn
  • A vigil at Greenon High School was planned for Monday night
  • Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors, according to the state patrol.

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"A lot of people are hurting still"

The tight-knit Greenon schools community is continuing to grieve the loss of the two high school athletes killed in Sunday’s crash.

"A lot of people are hurting still," Greenon Superintendent Brad Silvus said. "But they are rallying around each other and supporting both families and also the families of those that were able to survive."

Counselors are being made available to help students and staff members at the two Clark County schools where two teenagers killed in Sunday’s rollover crash on Wilkerson Road were students.

Both schools were closed Monday as a result of Williams and David Waag’s deaths.

Williams was a sophomore at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield. Director Joshua Jennings said area districts have offered to help provide grief counselors.

Global Impact Stem Academy closed after student dies in crash

"Our school counselors will be able to be here ... for [students] to talk to and work out the grieving process that they may be going through collectively as a school or individually,” Jennings said. “ In addition to that, we've been in contact with a number of surrounding districts who are willing to send out their counselors as well and trained professionals to be able to add additional support where needed.”

Counselors are also being made available at Greenon High School, where David Waag was a senior. Greenon High was closed Monday but counselors were made available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The students

Waag, a senior soccer player, last year was second-team All-Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division as a junior. Williams played football and attended Global Impact STEM Academy.Greenon Athletic Director Adam Billet said he was not ready to comment, but said “they were great kids.”The district had activities in place for the eclipse, but district spokeswoman said that with the deaths of two students in the tight-knit community it would be too much of a strain on the staff.

Troopers release crash details

Trey Blevins, 18, of Enon, was driving a black 2005 Toyota Corolla that went off the right side of Wilkerson Road between Fairborn and Yellow Springs, the state patrol said in a statement released early Monday.

“It appears in our investigation that they drifted off the right side of the road, over-corrected, went off the left side, hit a tree and then overturned,” said Sgt. Paul Lezotte of the Xenia Post.

Blevins, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Soin Medical Center suffering from minor injuries. 

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The right front passenger, Zach Knauer, 17, of Springfield, was also wearing a seat belt. He was taken to Soin for observation. 

Waag and Williams were in the back seat. They died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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The vigil

Community members came together Sunday night at the Greenon High School football field to grieve the loss of the boys. Some brought candles, others illuminated cellphones to light the night in honor of Waag and Williams.

School closings

Greenon High School announced the school would be closed Monday, but counselors will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a social media post.

“After careful consideration of our need to support our students during this difficult time and protect all students during tomorrow’s solar eclipse, we are cancelling school so that we can ensure the safety and emotional well-being of all students and staff.”

Officials at Global Impact STEM Academy also decided to close the school Monday. School officials sent out a “One Call” phone message and posted on social media to alert families.

Extra police presence at Kettering schools today after handgun found

Published: Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 3:51 PM
Updated: Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 4:24 PM

Extra police presence at Kettering schools today after handgun found

There will be extra Kettering police at several Kettering schools this morning after a student brought an unloaded handgun to school Monday.

The extra officers, in addition to the school resource officer, will be at Fairmont High School, Van Buren Elementary and Kettering middle schools today.

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A freshman male at Fairmont High School was arrested and charged after an unloaded handgun was found in his backpack Monday, according to Kettering City Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep. 

Inskeep said the district received a tip from a parent that a student was planning on bringing a gun to school Monday morning. The district, along with the Kettering Police Department was ready when the student entered the school around 7:45 a.m., searched him, and found an unloaded handgun in a backpack. 

Inskeep said no ammunition was found in the bag, and there were few students and teachers in the building when the incident occurred. 

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“Everything worked the way it was supposed to,” Inskeep said. “There was never any danger.” 

Kettering police said the student is facing charges of theft of a gun and illegal conveyance on school grounds. 

A one-call was sent to alert all parents in the Kettering district around 3 p.m., according to Inskeep. 

 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 1:22 AM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 1:22 AM


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 .

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

  • I-70 between South Kimmel Road and Preble County Line Road, lane closures August 22nd between 9 am and 2 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 40 between Preble County Line Road and Diamond Mill Road, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 725 between SR 4 and Union Road, Daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 4 between Dayton-Liberty Road and SR 725, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, traffic pattern shift August 2nd – September 25th. All northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the southbound side of SR 202.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to U.S. 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-75 north ramp to US 35 west, overnight ramp closure August 2nd at 2 a.m. to August 23rd at 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 east to Perry Street exit to Washington Street to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28th – September 23rd. 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 between I-70 and SR 571, nightly lane closures July 24th – October 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. The northbound side will become double lane closure between 10 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between I-75 and I-675, nightly lane closures August 14th – September 30th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 9 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, lane closures April 3rd – September 15th. Two lane will remain open at all times.
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, shoulder closure May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
  • I-70 between Preble County Line Road and South Kimmel Road, overnight lane closures June 12th – August 31st between 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 49 between US 40 and SR 721, daily lane closures August 14th – September 2nd between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 49 between Siebenthaler Avenue and Shiloh Springs Road, nightly lane closures August 14th – September 2nd between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 49 between Brookville-Salem Road and I-70, rolling roadblock August 27thbetween the hours of 7 am and 9 am. These closures will be brief, lasting approximately 15 minutes.
  • US 35 between Perry Street and James H. McGee Boulevard, nightly lane closures August 20th – 23rd between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open.
  • SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22 – August 25.  
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured from June 9 through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15th – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, bridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • US 68 north Ramp to US 40 east, ramp closure July 17th – August 30th. The official detour is: US 68 north to SR 41 to US 68 south to US 40 east
  • I-675 north over I-70, traffic pattern switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road. 
  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • SR 41 between Donnels Creek Lane and SR 235, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 west near I-675, lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.
  • I-70 between SR 41 and SR 56, nightly lane closures August 20th – 24th between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • US 127 between US 36 and Kruckeberg Road, lane closures August 13th – September 17th. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 36/SR 571 Ramp to US 127 north, ramp closure  August 13th – September 17th. The official detour is: US 127 south to SR 49 to US 127 north 
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 127 south Ramp to US 36/SR 571, ramp closure August 13th – September 17th. The official detour is: US 127 south to SR 49 to US 127 north

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 

  • SR 29 between Elm Tree Road and Millerstown Road, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between Bollinger Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures June 12th – August 31st between  7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and Cambrian Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 245 between SR 296 and Gilbert Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between Hickory Grove Road and Water Street, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.plo
  • SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

SHELBY COUNTY 

  • I-75 north Ramp to SR 47, ramp closure August 25th between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm. The official detour is: I-75 north to SR 29 to I-75 south to SR 47.
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures August 7th– November 17th. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 am and 4 pm.
  • SR 274 between SR 66 and SR 29, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between I-75 and SR 65, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between Sidney-Freyburg Road and Lochard Road, road closure August 21st – 25th. The official detour is: SR 274 to I-75 to SR 119 to SR 65 to SR 274.
  • SR 274 between Lochard Road and Reineke-Schipper Road, road closure August 24th – 25th. The official detour is: SR 274 to I-75 to SR 119 to SR 65 to SR 274.
  • SR 29 near SR 274, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, road closure July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 185.
  • Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, road closure May 15th – August 26th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road
AUGLAIZE COUNTY
  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, nightly lane closures August 6th – October 31st between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 119 between SR 716 and SR 66, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between SR 364 and SR 29, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 117 between SR 67 and SR 196, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 197 over the Auglaize River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 am- 12 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 198 over the Auglaize River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 12 pm-4pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 197 over the St. Marys River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 am- 12 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 116 over the St. Marys River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 12 pm- 4pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • US 33 between SR 65 and SR 366, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15thbetween the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 364 between SR 219 and SR 703, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15thbetween the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.