VIDEO: Remembering the massive Riverfront Stadium implosion in Cincinnati

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field Implosion. Video courtesy of WCPO-TV.

The Georgia Dome, which housed the Atlanta Falcons for 25 years, is set for implosion this morning.

It will come down in similar fashion to Cinergy Field, the Cincinnati stadium demolished on Dec. 29, 2002, the same day the Cincinnati Bengals dropped a road game to the Buffalo Bills, 27-9.

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The longtime home of the Bengals and Reds was originally known as Riverfront Stadium. It hosted the Major League All-Star game just days after it opened June 30, 1970, and was brought down in phases at cost of about $15 million.

Today, part of the site is occupied by Great American Ball Park with some parking lots over the old site. A small portion of the Riverfront Stadium site is now occupied by the Reds’ Hall of Fame and Museum and Main Street, which was extended when the new park was built and when the old park was demolished.

Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience 

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:14 PM

Miami Valley native discusses Alaska earthquake experience

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska forced families to evacuate their homes last night around 4:30 a.m. local time. 

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark spoke with a Tipp City native who is now living in Anchorage and felt the effects of the quake in her home.

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“The bed started to move a little bit, and I looked over at my doorway and the door was swinging,” said Miami Valley native Katherine Krupa.

Krupa moved to Alaska three years ago with her husband Joe, who is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army from Centerville. 

When my husband said, "Oh, we're going to Alaska, I just never thought about earthquakes,” Krupa said.

Krupa has since learned that earthquakes are a regular occurrence in Alaska, which is located in the active Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean. 

The Krupas home was not damaged, but friends of theirs were forced to leave their home and seek higher ground after tsunami warnings.

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WPAFB Wednesday Forecast: Cold day with change of flurries

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 1:02 AM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

It will be another cold day with the chance of a few flurries, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

No snow accumulation expected.

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Clouds will linger and it will be breezy at times. These winds will continue to create wind chills anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees colder than the actual air temperature.

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Highs for the day will be in the lower 30s, but it will feel like the 20s through the afternoon.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 1:16 AM

SCENE: Vehicle strikes pole on North Findlay Street

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report

Surface Street Incidents

  • North Findlay is shut down in the 400 block in Dayton after a crash around 12:50 a.m. A car crashed into a pole after the driver lost control. The driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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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.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction. 

Ricky Skaggs to play Miamisburg bicentennial this spring

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:37 AM

Ricky Skaggs (October 2012 photo)
Ricky Skaggs (October 2012 photo)

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs will perform as part of Miamisburg's bicentennial celebration in June.

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Kettering Health Network-Sycamore on Tuesday night announced Skaggs' concert will be June 20, organizers said. 

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The performance will be the centerpiece of a weeklong celebration of Miamisburg's 200th birthday, according to the bicentennial committee. 

Skaggs has won seven Grammys, including five for best bluegrass album.