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Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
OXFORD — A car honking at 10:42 p.m. Dec. 9 alerted an officer on patrol to a driver operating his Subaru in the wrong lane while driving east on High Street approaching Main Street.
The honking was from a vehicle that swerved to avoid a head-on collision as the Subaru traveled a half-block on the wrong side of the roadway. The Subaru then started to turn onto Main street without signaling and stopped.
The officer activated his emergency lights, but the Subaru started moving again, crossing the centerline and hitting a van stopped in the northbound lane at the red light. The Subaru driver was ordered to turn off the engine and had a red face, glassy eyes and seemed confused, according to a police report.
The Subaru driver was identified as Andor Kiss, 47, who was alone in the vehicle.
He responded to questions with a grunt or indistinguishable word, according to police.
Two other officers arrived to assist and direct traffic. The driver of the van was assisted in getting her vehicle away and Kiss was asked to exit his vehicle.
He was asked to perform field sobriety tests but had difficulty understanding what he was instructed to do and displayed compromised balance and walked at a slow pace, unable to walk a straight line, according to a police report.
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Kiss was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and placed in handcuffs and had difficulty walking the 20 feet to the cruiser, police said.
He was permitted to call someone to take him home once the booking procedure was completed but he made a call to an unknown person and begged for help because he was under arrest, according to a police report.
When told to end the call, he refused to do so and attempted to “straight arm” the officer, police said.
The phone was taken away and he then refused to take the breath test, according to a police report.
He was taken to the Butler County Jail, but the jail was unable to accept him due to overcrowding and he was returned to Oxford where his wife was contacted and she arrived to take him home.
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: 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
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:43 PM
— Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.
“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.
When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.
“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”
But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue: