Severe weather: 5 things to know this morning about Sunday’s storms

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 7:49 AM

Here are views of storms and their aftermath from the region on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Sunday’s powerful storms caused serious damage and flooding in some areas of the Miami Valley, including a tornado that reportedly struck Mercer County.

Here are five ways the severe weather impacted the area:

1. Suspected tornadoes: Preliminary National Weather Service information indicates the strongest damage was to a part of Celina’s business district. The NWS early reports show an EF-1 tornado caused the damage. The weather service will be surveying storm damage this morning in Mercer County.

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2. Power outages: Hundreds of utility customers remain without power in the Miami Valley, including those in Champaign, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby from Warren counties.

3. Farm rescue: As many as 30 cows were killed after a barn was flattened by strong winds. More than 250 other cows were rescued after a 200-yard-wide, EF1 tornado passed through the county Sunday afternoon, according to reports.

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4. Road flooding: As much as 3.5 inches of rain was recorded, and a flood warning has been issued for parts of Greene and Warren counties until Wednesday morning. Interstate 70 was closed in both directions Sunday night between Ohio 235 and Interstate 675 due to high water . High water has been reported in the Dayton area from Trotwood to Beavercreek.

5. School closings: Celina Schools are closed today. Several schools are also on a two-hour delay, including Eaton Community Schools, Tecumseh Local and Wright State Lake Campus.

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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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More charges filed in Miamisburg officer-involved shooting case

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:15 PM

75 south at 725 shooting

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.:

The teen’s next court hearing will be in April.

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to have the officer-involved shooting case involving a 17-year-old moved to adult court, in addition to filing more charges against the suspect.
Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr. said the teen used a 0.45 caliber semi automatic weapon in robbing a Shell station at Ohio 725 in Miamisburg at the I-75 interchange.

Heck said he pointed the gun at an off-duty police officer and claimed to be an undercover FBI agent in an attempt to flee.

The Miami Township officer fired at the teen, wounding the suspect in the right arm after he "failed to comply" with the officer's order to drop the weapon.

The defendant used a stolen car to rob the Shell, Heck said. Heck said the teen's car broke down and he approached "a number of other vehicles" seeking to carjack them in an attempt to escape.

"We cannot and will not tolerate juveniles....terrorizing the community," Heck said.

UPDATE @ 11:34 a.m.:

Additional charges were filed against the 17-year-old suspect involved in the officer-involved shooting in Miamisburg on Feb. 5.

The Dunbar High School student was charged with seven counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault on a police officer, one count of impersonating an officer and a weapons charge, prosecutors said.

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UPDATE @ 11:05 a.m.:

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to have the officer-involved shooting case involving a 17-year-old moved to adult court, according to juvenile court officials.

Additional charges also have been filed in the case, however the specific charges were not immediately available, officials said.

UPDATE @ 9:35 a.m.:

The Montgomery County Prosecutor is expected to make an announcement this morning regarding the case of the 17-year-old shot by an off-duty officer earlier this month.

A press conference is planned for 11:15 a.m.


A 17-year-old Dayton defendant authorities said robbed a Miamisburg gas station and sought to escape by carjacking vehicles before being shot by an off-duty police officer is set to return to court today.

Miamisburg police said they expect more charges to be filed against the teen stemming from the Feb. 5 incident on Ohio 725. But as of late last week, juvenile court officials said that had not occurred.

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He was charged Feb. 6 with aggravated robbery with a gun specification – a first-degree felony - after an unidentified off-duty Miami Twp. officer shot him at the Interstate 75 interchange. Traffic came to a halt at the interchange as several law enforcement agencies responded.

Aside from the off-duty officer, also near the scene on the afternoon of Feb. 5 were a DEA agent and two members of the Jackson Twp. Police Department, records show. The DEA agent initially told dispatchers on a 9-1-1 call the teen claimed to be an undercover officer.

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The charge includes an accusation that he “did discharge the firearm at a peace officer or corrections officer while committing the offense,” court records show. Because of his age, it also makes him eligible to be tried as an adult, according to Ohio law.

When he entered a denial on the defendant’s behalf on Feb. 6, Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi told him “the charge itself is so serious, so potentially heinous. People in that gas station could have been killed. People at 725 and 75 could have been killed. Police officers – on and off duty – could have been killed.”

The defendant remains in juvenile detention after being wounded in the right arm. The judge said the teen has no prior criminal record.


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