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Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 3:14 PM
WEST CHESTER TWP. — After decades of service in the West Chester Fire Department fleet, Heavy Rescue 71 has retired.
The 1984 Ford L9000 Ranger carried firefighters and specialized equipment as they responded to structure fires, car accidents, people trapped in machinery, and water and trench rescues among other emergencies for more than three decades, according to the township.
“A typical apparatus serves the residents for approximately 20 years, but the heavy rescue has outlasted them all,” Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Oughterson said in a statement.
Instead of replacing the truck — which would have cost taxpayers an estimated $800,000 — fire officials shifted resources and re-worked response plans so that existing engine companies could fully shoulder rescue responses, officials said.
“We currently have two engines in strategic positions in the township that have the capability to carry all of the equipment that was on Heavy Rescue 71,” said Oughterson, adding that personnel are prepared for technical rescue runs because the department also houses the Butler County Technical Rescue Truck.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 AM
NEW CARLISLE — UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (Jan. 22)
It is unknown if anyone was inside or suffered injuries at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain establishment when a large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night, according to sheriff’s deputies on scene.
Officials continue to investigate the incident, which caused a loud explosion, startling area residents.
DP&L are on scene to assess the brief power outage that occurred.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 22)
A large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain, 880 W. Jefferson St.
Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, grain as high as 15 feet across a portion of Jefferson Street (Ohio 571) and a brief power outage.
Crews were called late Sunday night to a report of an explosion at a grain bin.
The blast was reported shortly before 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Garfield Street.
Power also was reported knocked out in the area.
We are on the way and will update this report.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
— A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.
Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.
Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s.
Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.
Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM