Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:41 PM

Slight verse Enhanced severe weather threat

In advance of the potential for strong to severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a report that is known as their convective outlook. This is used to help highlight the regions that will have the greatest ingredients for storm development. 


One of the more commonly used outlooks is the ‘Slight Risk’. 

WHIO Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini explains the difference between "Slight Risk" and "Enhanced Risk" of severe storms, as reported by the Storm Prediction Center in advance of potentially impactful weather conditions.

This means a few storms could reach severe criteria; wind damage is possible as well as hail up to one inch in diameter with an isolated spin-up tornado.


If the Storm Prediction Center believes there is a greater risk for severe storms, they will elevate a region to an Enhanced Risk. 

WHIO Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini explains the difference between "Slight Risk" and "Enhanced Risk" of severe storms, as reported by the Storm Prediction Center in advance of potentially impactful, severe weather.

This indicated that within the region highlighted, there could be more numerous severe storms and the systems potential longevity is greater. There is also a higher risk for several damage reports, hail one to two inches in diameter and a few tornados possible.

Stay weather aware anytime, anywhere by downloading our free WHIO Weather App.  You’ll have immediate access to live radar and can receive alerts anytime severe weather is approaching.

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Wright State hires company to help find a new provost

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Tom Sudkamp, outgoing Wright State University provost.
Tom Sudkamp, outgoing Wright State University provost.

Wright State University officials are beginning the search for the school’s next provost.

The university is aiming to find a provost in time for the new administrator to start at the school on July 1, the first day of the fiscal year and the same day president Cheryl Schrader will celebrate her one-year anniversary at Wright State.

The provost is the chief academic officer for the university and is the second in command.

The university has hired the search firm Greenwood Asher to assist with the search, according to an email sent to campus on Monday. The firm, which is based in Miramar Beach, Florida, has assisted in searches for Ohio State University, the University of Oregon and several other colleges.

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This news organization has submitted a public records request for a copy of Wright State’s contract with Greenwood Asher. Nominations for the provost position can be made on a dedicated web page for the search.

Typically when colleges hire a search firm, they are able to shield the names of the candidates who apply from public records requests. Wright State took a similar approach with applicants for the president’s job, until a search committee narrowed down the pool to three people.


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Like with the presidential search in 2016 and 2017, a search committee including Wright State administrators, faculty and students will consider provost candidates. The committee will be led by faculty senate president Travis Doom and WSU trustee and Fifth Third Bank executive Stephanie Green, according to the university.

Together the search firm and committee will host a forum on the provost search at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the student union’s apollo room. The forum will be streamed live on Wright State’s website.

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Outgoing provost Tom Sudkamp announced in December that he would step down from his position on June 30. He was appointed provost for a three year term in 2015 under then-president David Hopkins, who resigned abruptly in March as the university struggled to deal with its budget problems.

Wright State trustees slashed more than $30.8 million from the school’s budget in June as an attempt to begin correcting years of overspending.

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Hamilton ice cream stand since 1950 looking for new owners

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:30 AM


Sweden Creme owners are looking to sell after five years of owning the longtime Hamilton business.

“Our family has had a lot of changes in the past couple of years,” co-owner Benjamin Price said via social media. “Children being adopted, family more busy with the ebb and flow of life! We always wanted to operate Sweden Creme as a family, and when the day came that we all could not be involved, that would be the day to pass it on to the next family!”


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The business started in 1950 as Sweden Creme before a brief switch to various different names over the years, including Big Daddy’s, before Price and his family chose to re-brand it with its original name.

Sale of the business, which serves Dixie Burgers in addition to ice cream, will include the property and the building at 2047 Pleasant Ave., as well Sweden Creme’s website and equipment, plus the training it takes to run such an establishment.

“It will be available,” said Price, who runs Pleasant Avenue Barber Shop next door. “We’re not going anywhere.”

The seven-month-a-year business will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“This will be a golden chance for buyers to walk through our business and ask questions regarding the sale,” he said. “Sweden Creme is a turn-key business opportunity, and we are only entertaining serious potential buyers at this open house.”

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Police investigating after bones found behind Dayton home

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM

Dayton police are conducting an investigation after bones were found behind a house on Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon. 

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Riverside Drive around 1:30 p.m. after a caller reported finding four bones while they were removing brush behind a house. 

Police said they are not sure what kind of bones were found, and are working to determine if anything suspicious might have occurred. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Huber Heights business damaged by nearby ‘target practice,’ police say

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:04 PM

Stoops Freightliner

Police here are investigating after a “target practice” led to stray bullets damaging a business. 

Huber Heights police Sgt. Charles Taylor said the police department is investigating the target practice of some individuals in which the bullet rounds left their property. 

Huber police were called just after 10 a.m. Tuesday to 7800 Center Point 70 Boulevard.

Property at Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer was damaged by stray bullets, Feb. 20, 2018. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

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The owner of Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer said some of the trucks in his business parking lot were hit by bullets. 

Taylor said no one was injured in the incident and it remains under investigation. No one has been arrested. 

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