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A YMCA wanted to use an outdoor pool in the winter, so it added a giant bubble dome

Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Butler County residents aren't letting frigid cold keep them from outdoor and indoor fun.

There is now a tropical paradise available under a giant plastic wrap, and more Lakota YMCA members are wading in to get a break from the brutal cold.

Butler County’s largest rubberized swimming pool is now bathing swimmers in a 84 degree atmosphere while the thermometer outside struggles to rise into the teens.

The Liberty Twp. YMCA invested $500,000 in the 25,000 square-foot-dome, which was opened in November.

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“It’s 13 degrees outside, but 84 in here,” said John Schaller, chief executive officer of the YMCA, as he stood poolside in the outdoor swim area that traditionally was drained for every winter until now.

It may be the coldest so far this winter outside but inside Liberty Township’s Lakota YMCA giant, new pool dome it’s a balmy 84 degrees. The pressurized, 25,000-square-foot bubble is the largest in Butler County and has now doubled the water capacity offerings of the YMCA for year around aquatic fun.(Michael D. Clark)

“The palm trees (rubber facsimiles) are up in the … beach area of the YMCA pool, and you can just see by the happy faces that this is a great retreat for the families in our area for the community to get out of the cold and get into a beautiful setting for indoor water play,” Schaller added over the din of an artificial waterfall and real-life, playful laughter of kids splashing around.

“It’s just been a spectacular addition to our Y,” he said.

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The 25-meter pool features eight lanes for competitive swimming and a zero-depth beach entry for senior citizens to participate in Silver Sneaker fitness programs. In addition, all of the other pool features, such as the water slide, will be able for year-round use.

Karissa Tejada, mother of three young swimmers, paused between splashes to rave about the new cold-weather option for fun.

Local YMCA covering outdoor pool for year-round use

“This is awesome. It’s the end of December and 11 degrees outside and we can be in here enjoying the beautiful pool … and the kids are having a good time,” said Tejada.

Schaller explains the dome comes with its own weather monitoring station to assure the pressurized bubble, which holds 1.5 pounds per square inch of air pressure more than the outside atmosphere, remains stable.

When wind speeds increase to a point that they might jostle the dome, the automatic atmosphere control increases air pressure to stabilize the bubble.

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And sensors along the dome’s top also register any buildup of snow or ice and the computerized environmental system will then modulate the internal air pressure slightly up and down to break up and push off any icy crust.

“We’ve had a great response to the indoor dome so far and it’s allowed us to double the amount of water we offer to our members, community and schools (area swim teams),” Schaller said.

“It’s allowed us to offer a variety of more aquatic services to our members and the community.”
It may be the coldest so far this winter outside but inside Liberty Township’s Lakota YMCA giant, new pool dome it’s a balmy 84 degrees. The pressurized, 25,000-square-foot bubble is the largest in Butler County and has now doubled the water capacity offerings of the YMCA for year around fun.(Michael D. Clark)

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until afternoon; drivers should watch for snow-lingering roads

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Wind Chill Advisory through 3 p.m.
  • Few flurries possible
  • Warming up for weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through 3 p.m. for the entire Miami Valley. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees. 

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WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day. 

SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours. 

Woman killed after house catches fire, explodes in Fairborn

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:03 AM

Crews battle Fairborn fire

One woman was killed after her Fairborn home caught fire and exploded early Monday morning.

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Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Forest Street around 10:50 a.m. after being flooded with calls about heavy smoke conditions from the fire, according to initial reports. 

Before their arrival, neighbors who heard the explosion and seen the smoke attempted to rescue the woman by creating a human chain to enter the home. 

“Everyone in the neighborhood ran toward the home trying to help the woman and protect her family from this kind of loss”, said neighbor Cathy Sheward.

Unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful due to the smoke being unbearable. 

While on scene, fire crews attempted to clear the smoke by cutting holes in the roof which prompted a search confirming the woman was inside the home, per officials. 

Crews did experience another explosion during the search, but there are no reports of injuries as a result. 

The Greene County Coroner’s office arrived shortly after the woman was pronounced dead on scene.

The identification of the woman is being withheld at this time until family has been notified. 

We will continue to update this story as details become available. 

Forest Street fire in Fairborn
House fire on Forest Street, Fairborn, Jan. 15, 2018. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

1 in custody from stabbing in Dayton that sends victim into surgery

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 2:55 AM

Alton Ave stabbing

UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Jan. 16): Charles Kirchoff is in jail pending the filing of a formal charge of felony domestic violence in the stabbing at a home on Alton Avenue that sent the victim to a hospital suffering from a neck wound.

According to online jail records, Kirchoff, 71, is expected to be in court this afternoon.

The victim’s condition was not available.

(Courtesy of: Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Jan. 15): 

A 71-year-old man is in custody, accused of stabbing a man in the neck with a utility or work knife during an argument, Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said. 

Police and medics dispatched to the home in the 200 block of Alton Avenue found the victim, who was in surgery tonight. 

Malson said the preliminary investigation reveals that the stabbing stems from arguing that had been occurring at the residence for much of the day. 

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The victim, identified as an adult, and suspect, identified as Charles Kirchoff, live at the Alton Avenue address. 

Kirchoff was on his way to the Montgomery County Jail late Monday, the lieutenant said.

INITIAL REPORT

One person has been taken to a hospital from a reported stabbing at a residence in the 200 block of Alton Avenue in Dayton. 

Police and a medic unit were dispatched to the address for the incident, reported about 8:45 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant. 

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The victim was stabbed in the neck, according to regional dispatch notes. The victim's condition is not readily available. 

We're working to learn more about this incident. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:01 AM

Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit
Crash on NB I-75 near Dryden Road exit

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported. 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • 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.