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Drivers beware: Dayton’s traffic cams spark warnings, but that changes soon

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 6:13 PM


            Dayton soon will beging ticketing drivers who are caught by cameras breaking traffic rules.
Dayton soon will beging ticketing drivers who are caught by cameras breaking traffic rules.

The city of Dayton issued warnings in October to motorists whose vehicles were photographed speeding by automated cameras placed along two major roadways.

The city began mailing out warning notices to the registered owners of cars and trucks that were caught on camera traveling above the speed limit on Riverside Drive and James H. McGee Boulevard.

EARLIER: Dayton plans to bring back speed, red light cameras

Currently, the city is operating automated mobile speed trailers.

But installation of 10 fixed-site cameras is in progress, and most or all of the cameras are expected to be operational in November, a city spokesperson said.

When the fixed cameras go online, violations caught on camera will result in warnings for the first 30 days of their use.

The city will begin mailing out citations when the 30-day period expires.

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The city is restarting its automated fixed traffic camera system after an Ohio Supreme Court decision that struck down a provision of state law requiring officers to be present during their operation.

The city continued to use mobile speed trailers after it shelved its automated fixed cameras, but officers had to be stationed at the devices when they photographed violations in order to issue tickets.

RELATED: 5 things to know about Dayton’s red-light camera case

There will be fixed red light cameras at:

West Third Street and James H. McGee Boulevard

Linden Avenue and Smithville Road

The city will install speed-detection cameras at:

North Gettysburg Avenue near Fairbanks Avenue

North Main Street near Siebenthaler Avenue

Keowee Street between East Third and Fifth streets

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Car splits in half on impact at Dayton intersection crash 

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM

Police were dispatched to the intersection of N. Main Street and Delaware Avenue Sunday after a car split in half on impact.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:48 a.m. 

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Witnesses say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved into a pole to avoid a semi-truck, causing the car to split in half on impact. The driver was seen crawling out of the car and fled the scene.

Dayton police use a K9 to track a suspect seen fleeing from the scene of an auto accident where the vehicle split in half on impact.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)

Police are using a K9 to track the suspect. 

It is unknown at this time if the driver sustained any injuries.

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No other vehicles were involved.

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New Carlisle Purple Heart City celebration

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:47 PM

Purple hear t event

A celebration took place earlier today at the New Carlisle Fire Station to celebrate the city being designated a Purple Heart City. The city will post signs at the entrances to the city designating that it’s a Purple Heart City.

The city of New Carlisle was named a Purple Heart City by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2014, according to Mayor Ethan Reynolds. The honor means the city has many veterans who served in the armed forces.

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“Our city is very close to the base and many young men and women go in and serve the military,” said Reynolds. “Unfortunately, some have been wounded and this is a way for us to honor them and show them respect.” 

The idea for the event came after a citizen, David Bauer--a Vietnam veteran and a Purple Heart recipient--came to him and asked about why the city didn’t celebrate being named a Purple Heart City when it happened.

RELATED: Middletown designated a Purple Heart City

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces wounded in combat with an enemy force, or posthumously to the next of kin of members of the Armed Forces killed in combat. 

Making sure people know that New Carlisle is a Purple Heart City should be a priority, said Bauer. “This is for our veterans.”

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Four people displaced after Piqua house fire

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 7:40 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:37 PM

PIQUA HOUSE FIRE

UPDATED @ 9:40 p.m.:

Four people--one male, one female, and two children--were displaced after a house fire in Piqua, Captain Paul Brown confirmed.

Initial reports stated that a woman in a wheelchair was stuck, screaming in the house when neighbors assisted her out safely. Two children got out safely as well.

No one was injured, and the damage estimate is roughly $45,000 for the structure and its contents.

FIRST REPORT: 

A two-story house fire left the inside with extensive fire damage, according to the Northern Bureau Chief for WHIO-TV Steve Baker.

Crews were dispatced at 4:50 p.m. to 524 First Street in the Shawnee Section of Piqua.

There are no apparent injuries, but the American Red Cross is on scene to help displace the family.

It is unsure of how many people are being displaced.

The County Fire Investigator is also on scene helping to determine the cause of fire.

The fire damage estimate is unknown.

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New Premier Health Urgent Care locations coming Monday

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 8:42 PM

Huber Heights and Troy announced new Urgent Care Center openings during two open houses earlier today and yesterday, according to a release.

The Premier Health Urgent Care in Huber Heights is located at 8290 Old Troy Pike and the Premier Health Urgent Care in Troy is located at 1843 W. Main Street, with both officially opening on Monday, June 25.

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Each location will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day of the week, and will be staffed by local advanced practice providers.

These two new locations will handle a variety of health care needs from minor illnesses to injuries. Providers will also be able to conduct school and sports physicals, administer vaccinations, diagnostic testing, X-rays, and more.

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Patients will be able to register for an appointment time online and wait in the comfort of their own home up until the time of their appointment. Walk-in appointments will also be available through the convenient registration at self-check-in kiosks. Individuals who check-in on-site may leave to run errands while they wait for their time to arrive, and be alerted through mobile devices when their appointment is getting close so they don’t risk losing their spot in line.

For more information on Premier Health Urgent Care, visit PremierUrgentCareOH.com.

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