Miamisburg’s Turkey Trot: What to know about running this year

Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:25 AM

Hundreds ran in the 36th annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg. Bob Garlock / Staff
Bob Garlock
Hundreds ran in the 36th annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg. Bob Garlock / Staff(Bob Garlock)

Thousands of people will descend on downtown Miamisburg next week for a decades-long Thanksgiving tradition, and time is running out to reserve a spot to join.

The 39th annual Turkey Trot — featuring a five-mile run and one-mile fun walk/run — starts at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day) at the intersection of Main Street and Linden Avenue.

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It has become the Ohio River Road Runners Club’s biggest event of the year, drawing more than 9,000 participants last year to downtown Miamisburg, according to organizers.

The deadline to register online is midnight Friday on the runners club website. Registration is also available at the expo and packet pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the day prior to the event, according to the website.

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The expo and packet pickup will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park, 3 N. Miami Ave. in downtown Miamisburg near the Great Miami River. There will be no registration the day of the event, according to the website.

The fee for five-mile event is $35 and $30 for those age 14 and under. The fee for the one-mile event is $25.

Ohio 571 to be closed for days after corn silo collapse in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:20 PM

SKY7: Aerial footage of collapsed silo in New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m.: Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down until at least Wednesday after a grain silo collapse sent 10,000 tons of corn into the roadway, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. 

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The ODOT suggested detour is Ohio 201 to U.S. 40, then to Ohio 235, according to a media release. 

ODOT said the road closure times could change depending on the progress of the cleanup. 

UPDATE @ 10 a.m. 

Ohio 571 is expected to be shut down in New Carlisle for a few days to remove 10,000 tons of corn that fell into the roadway after a grain silo collapsed at Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company late Sunday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

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The collapse knocked down multiple power poles, originally disrupting electric service to around 300 Dayton Power and Light customers. 

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At 10 a.m., 15 outages were still reported in Clark County, according to an online outage map. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn new details. 

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UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m: Power is steadily being restored in Clark County with only a reported 15 customers experiencing an outage.

Power was cut off as a safety measure after a corn silo collapsed Sunday night prompting crews to investigate the building. 

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m: Over 300 customers are without power in Clark County after a corn silo collapse caused crews to cut the power in order to investigate the incident.

The collapse occurred late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain around 11:40 p.m. 

Crews will be working all night into tomorrow and there’s no word on how long the outage will have customers without power. 

We will monitor the DP&L outage map and continue to update the story.

INITIAL REPORT

Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.

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Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.

“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department. 

Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.

The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.

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Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.

An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.

Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.

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Fairfield Twp. police still looking for couple involved in SWAT call

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:08 PM


            Fairfield Twp. called on the Butler County SWAT team when officers could not make contact with the occupants of home after a report of a domestic violence incident. The house was empty, but witnesses said they “heard fighting” and then left the house to contact police. PHOTO PROVIDED BY WCPO
Fairfield Twp. called on the Butler County SWAT team when officers could not make contact with the occupants of home after a report of a domestic violence incident. The house was empty, but witnesses said they “heard fighting” and then left the house to contact police. PHOTO PROVIDED BY WCPO

Fairfield Twp. police are still looking for the couple involved in a report of domestic violence on Sunday afternoon that ended with SWAT officers breaching a home that evening and finding no one inside.

Capt. Doug Lanier said his Fairfield Twp. officers responded around 2 p.m. Sunday after friends and family of a couple that resides in the 1800 block of Pater Avenue reported they “heard fighting, and that led them to believe violence was occurring.”

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The friends and family left the house to contact the police, but in the five to 10 minutes they left the house, the couple is believed to have left the home, Lanier said. However, that was not known to police at the time.

“We didn’t know if it was empty, or if someone was hurt inside,” Lanier said.

After officers did not get a response, Lanier said they contacted Butler County SWAT. SWAT officers also made attempts to garner a response, including using a bullhorn, before making what Butler County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Craft called a “dynamic entry.”

“We made a forcible entry into the house to see if there was a hostage taker in there,” he said.

Lanier said his department is continuing to investigate. According to Butler County Auditor records, the property is owned by a family trust.

Morgan Freeman honored with lifetime achievement award at SAG Awards

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:43 PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21:  Honoree Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award from actor Rita Moreno onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_010  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner Image)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Honoree Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award from actor Rita Moreno onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_010 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner Image)(Christopher Polk)

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.

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“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.

When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.

“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”

But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue: 

“I wasn’t gonna do this, but I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said. “It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific. Maybe I started something.”

NYPD officers help wheelchair-bound veteran who was left in front of steps in the cold

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:04 PM

Police helped a veteran in a wheelchair up the steps to his apartment Saturday. (Photo: NYPD)
Police helped a veteran in a wheelchair up the steps to his apartment Saturday. (Photo: NYPD)

Two New York Police Department officers helped an 85-year-old veteran in a wheelchair who was dropped off at the steps of his apartment in the cold and could not maneuver up them Saturday. 

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The officers from the 75th precinct, whose names were not released, were on patrol when they saw the man, who had been dropped off at his apartment by a taxi driver, leaving the man sitting outside in the cold at the foot of the steps, according to the NYPD.

The officers helped the man, who said he was a Korean War veteran, up the stairs so he could get into his house, according to police. Inside, they all talked. The officers thanked the man for his service and took some photos together before they went back on patrol, the NYPD said.