Vacant barn destroyed by fire south of Piqua, no injuries

Published: Sunday, October 01, 2017 @ 1:10 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 01, 2017 @ 8:14 AM

(Steve Baker)
(Steve Baker)

UPDATE @ 8:13 a.m.

A barn no longer in use was destroyed by a fire that started around 6:30 Saturday morning. 

According to our crews, firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a home nearby. Only the barn was on fire, despite initial reports.

There were no injuries, and minimal loss due to the barn being out of use.

The barn was located at Doyle Holfinger Farm on 2600 Farrington Road.


A barn and outbuilding were destroyed by a fire Saturday night at a farm near Piqua. 

NewsCenter7’s Steve Baker said the structures at 2600 Farrington Road were engulfed in flames when Piqua firefighters arrived, and mutual aid was dispatched from Covington, Troy and Fletcher.

There were no injuries and it is unknown if any farm animals were killed. 

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. 

Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at our chance to see the Geminid meteor shower.

Despite the cold, the Geminid meteor shower in mid December is one of the best.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

This year, the Miami Valley won't have cooperating skies BUT the meteors can be visible before and after the peak so keep an eye out for activity. Wednesday night into Thursday morning is when the shower is expected to produce the most meteors. One meteor per hour is possible when sky conditions are good. The moon is in a waning crescent phase so it is thin and won't be visible until the very early morning hours.

RELATED: SkyWitness7

If you want to try your luck this week and hope clouds will be broken enough, dress warmly and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness. Best time to view is between midnight and 4AM. 

If you want to watch the show without any clouds....check out the LIVE stream from NASA. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Can you find the camouflaged soldier hidden in this viral photo?

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:53 AM

VIDEO: Can You Find the Camouflaged Soldier?

The British Army wants you to test its woodland camouflage. Do you see a soldier in this image?

>> See the tweet here

The British Army asked Twitter users to scan the photo — which reportedly was shot in Wales on the Section Commander’s Battle Course — to find the soldier in the scene.

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A hint, in case you’re having any difficulty: The soldier is not standing up.

To make things a bit difficult, the soldier is wearing a woodland camouflage pattern designed to blend in with the misty forest terrain.

>> This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

Is the British uniform good enough for you? If you haven’t found the answer yet, it’s here — the soldier lying prone, enveloped in mist, with just the perfectly round helmet giving any indication that it’s not all forest floor.

>> Click here or scroll down to see the answer

Marijuana in Ohio: Details of new ballot initiative coming Monday

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 7:57 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 7:57 PM

What to know about the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio

Some of the team behind the failed effort to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use in Ohio in 2015 are going back to voters again next year.

Jimmy Gould, a backer of the 2015 statewide ballot issue, is expected to announce Monday that he and others are backing the “Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana” ballot issue in November 2018.

TAKE OUR POLL:Should Ohio legalize marijuana?

A press conference explaining the ballot issue is set for 11 a.m. Monday in Columbus. A team from the Dayton Daily News and WHIO TV Channel 7 will be there.

In November 2015, voters rejected the ResponsibleOhio ballot issue calling for legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.

Lawmakers later legalized marijuana for medical use. The program overseeing that operation is in the works.

We will have more on the 2018 ballot initiative Monday once it is released.

Related: Springfield, Yellow Springs to get large scale marijuana operations

Related: Ohio announces first set of marijuana grower licenses

Explosion reported near Port Authority in New York

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 9:22 AM

Explosion Reported At New York City Port Authority Bus Station

An explosion has been reported near the Port Authority in New York, police said Monday morning.

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