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Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 12:23 PM
— Testing a new water pump in the village of Yellow Springs has led to brown water coming out of faucets, but despite appearances, it’s OK to drink, according to Village Manager Patti Bates.
The tainted water will clear if residents turn their faucets on and let the water flow, Bates said.
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According to the news release from the village manager’s office, the new pump and hydrants were tested along Dayton-Yellow Springs Road and East Enon Road.
“We apologize for this and ask for patience, as this may happen periodically as we move forward with the construction of the new plant,” the village news release states. “The water is safe for consumption and we will try to let you know, in advance, when the next tests are scheduled.”
Whether anyone is willing to drink the brown water is another matter.
In a discussion about the issue on the Yellow Springs Open Discussion Facebook page, several people commented that the water looked more like a dark beer. Others challenged village officials to be the first to try it.
Village officials are working with the Ohio Rural Water Association to come up with a new method of hydrant flushing that will lead to better water quality, according to the village manager’s office.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:22 AM
FAIRBORN — Fairborn police are investigating a home burglary and shooting in Fairborn.
According to police, someone armed with a handgun burglarized a home in the 200 block of Vine Street. During the burglary, a resident was shot in the foot. Police responded to the scene shortly after 3 a.m.
Police are looking for the suspect, and no arrests have been made.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:14 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:50 a.m: Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Needmore Road early Thursday morning.
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According to officials, they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Stanley Avenue around 1:45 a.m., the suspect did not comply and a pursuit started on northbound I-75.
The suspect ended up crashing into another vehicle after running a red light on Needmore Road not too long after the pursuit ensued.
The suspect and the driver of the other vehicle were the individuals transported to Grandview Medical Center.
Officials did find a loaded handgun and narcotics in the suspect vehicle.
The individual was placed under arrest and will be taken to Montgomery County Jail after their release from the hospital.
A pursuit on northbound I-75 ended as a crash on the Needmore Road exit ramp early Thursday morning.
According to officials, the pursuit started around 1:45 a.m. at the 55 milemarker.
The Ohio Highway State Patrol are handling with assistance from Dayton police.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
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Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 4:33 PM
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 5:37 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.
A electrical fire that started in the basement of a residence on Pinehurst Avenue has been extinguished, according to Dayton District Fire Chief Adam Landis.
No injuries were reported. He estimated the damage at $10,000.
Landis also said the cause of the fire is under investigation and the residents will be able to stay in their house.