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.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue
SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue

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 southbound I-75 at Stanley Avenue, a crash has traffic backed up as of 8:10 a.m.
  • On U.S. 35 westbound at S. Smithville Road in Dayton, right and left lanes blocked due to a crash reported around 7:30 a.m.
  • On U.S. 35 westbound at Woodman Drive in Riverside, left lane blocked due to crash. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Keowee Street at Third Street in Dayton, road is closed due to a police pursuit reported around 11:15 p.m. 
  • Gate 12A is scheduled to close today through Nov. 10. Detour information is available here.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • I-70 east between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures Oct. 14 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. These will become double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One eastbound lane will remain open.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. - Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East ramp closure March 28 - Oct. 21. 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 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. through Oct. 31. The northbound side will become a double lane closure between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 south between Needmore Road and Stanley Avenue, Nightly lane closure Oct. 18 - 20 between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • SR 48 between I-70 and Phillipsburg-Union Road, Nightly lane closures Oct. 15 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • 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. 
  • US 35 between Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and Germantown Street, Nightly lane closures Oct. 19 - 20 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 35 eastbound Ramp  to I-75 north, Nightly RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 19 - 20 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 east to I-75 south to the turnaround a Edwin C. Moses and head back onto I-75 north.

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures through Oct. 31.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - 21 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between SR 571 and Northwoods Boulevard, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - Nov. 10 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. These will become double lane closures at 9 p.m. One lane will remaim open at all times. 
  • West Peterson Road at Piqua Troy Road, ROAD CLOSURE through Oct. 21. The official ODOT detour is westbound: Piqua Troy Road to Statler Road to CR 25A north to Eldean Road to Piqua Troy Road. Eastbound: West Peterson Road to Troy Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua Troy Road.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • I-70 east ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE through Oct.31. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 721 between Childrens Home-Bradford Road and Horatio Harris Creek, BRIDGE CLOSURE Oct. 2 - 23. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36.
  • SR 722 between Emrick Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 9 - 30. The official detour is: SR 726 to US 40 to US 127.
  • SR 705 between Lightsville - Northern and Cochran Road, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 30 - Nov. 10. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 119 to SR 118.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 219 between State Street and Taylor Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open  for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 66 between Mason Road and Dirksen Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Area FBI office asking for help to ID woman in child porn video

Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

If you recognize this woman, contact the FBI (800) 225-5324.
If you recognize this woman, contact the FBI (800) 225-5324.

The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who may have critical information that would lead to the identity of a child who is being sexually exploited. 

The FBI Cincinnati office released two images of Jane Doe 39, who appears to be of Asian descent with long black hair and is believed to be 25 to 35 years old. 

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The unidentified woman appeared in a video with a child that was flagged by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in April 2016, according to the release. 

The woman was wearing a white, yellow, blue and red floral dress and can be heard speaking Vietnamese in the video, according to the release.

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It's not known where the video was produced and the information in the release is not specific to Ohio, but the FBI appreciates any help the public can provide, according to FBI Cincinnati spokesman Todd Lindgren. 

No charges have been filed in the case and the woman depicted in the still shots from the video is presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law. 

This case is being investigated as part of the Endangered Child Alert Program, which seeks to expose unknown adults involved in child pornography, and the FBI's Operation Rescue Me, which is focused on identifying victims of child pornography through image analysis.

More information on this investigation can be found here on the FBI’s website.

If you can help in the investigation, you can submit a tip online here, or call the FBI at (800) 225-5324.

Local group leading ‘Convoy of Hope’ for relief aid to Puerto Rico

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:28 PM

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees collected hurricane relief aid for Puerto Rico. CONTRIBUTED
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees collected hurricane relief aid for Puerto Rico. CONTRIBUTED

Members of PACO, who are Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees, and several businesses have gathered 120 pallets of hurricane relief aid items to ship to Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, an organizer says.

“The Dayton community came through big time,” said Tony Ortiz, an organizer for the Puerto Rican, American Caribbean Organization (PACO) who coordinated with area businesses and base employees to roll out a “Convoy of Hope” -- semitrailers filled with aid. 

“This is a great feeling,” said Ortiz, who also is an employee with the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

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The Convoy of Hope is hoping to meet with trucks in Cleveland, Youngstown and Moraine, he said. People in those cities are continuing to work with the convoy project, but their participation has not yet been confirmed.

The need remains great: Less than 20 percent of island residents have had their power restored since the storm and the death toll has climbed to nearly 50.

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As many as one million Puerto Ricans do not have clean water to drink and many hospitals continue to operate om generator power as the tropical heat soars.

-- WHIO-TV’s Kate Bartley contributed to this report.

Power will be out for several hours after Harrison Twp. garage fire 

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:54 AM

UPDATE @ 5 a.m: Power will be out for several hours in the area of Nomad Avenue and nearby blocks in Harrison Twp. after a garage fire early Thursday morning.

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Crews were dispatched to a garage fire that spread to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to put the garage fire out quickly by knocking the entire garage down. The rear of the house, including the attic did sustain damage as a result of the fire spreading.

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Residents of the home were notified of the fire after an individual who noticed it while passing by knocked on their door.

No one suffered injuries, but damage estimates are expected to be between $50,000 and $60,000, according to Sean McNeil, Harrison Twp. Fire Chief.

The family of the home are being housed by RedCross until the home is clear of smoke.

DP&L was on scene of the incident and power is expected to be restored for the neighborhood later this morning. 

FIRST REPORT

Crews are battling a garage fire that has exposed to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue in Harrison Twp.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.

DP&L is on the way to the scene due to power lines reportedly being down. 

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