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Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 5:47 PM
All lanes of southbound Interstate 75 are open after a Chevrolet Trailblazer caught fire and shut down the southbound lanes in Moraine.
The two adults and three children inside the car were able to get out without injury after the fire broke out about 5:10 p.m.
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Substantial delays remain after the interstate reopened.
The adults say they just bought the Trailblazer two hours ago through a private sale. The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, said she was going to try to get her money back.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:59 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM
— Officials with technology giant Amazon on Thursday announced that the company has narrowed down its list of possible sites for its second headquarters to 20 metropolitan areas.
The company said it got nearly 240 proposals from across the U.S. Canada and Mexico.
“All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan, with Amazon Public Policy. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”
Today we are announcing the communities that will proceed to the next step in the HQ2 process. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity https://t.co/x1bFYbk4Ui pic.twitter.com/J2x0HHzBTR— Amazon News (@amazonnews) January 18, 2018
The following metropolitan areas are still in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters:
Amazon employees will spend the next several months diving into the remaining proposals. Company officials said Amazon’s decision will come this year.
Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, but the company announced in September 2017 that it was seeking proposals to build its second headquarters somewhere in North America.
Amazon officials said the company plans to invest $5 billion in its second headquarters, which will bring as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs to whichever metropolitan area it gets built in.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:27 PM
SHELBY COUNTY — A memorial sign was dedicated today to fallen firefighter, Michael (Mike) J. Aselage, on SR 705 at East Edge of Fort Loramie in Shelby County.
Aselage was electrocuted in the line of duty on April 2, 1975.
He served four years with the United States Coast Guard, but was discharged a year prior to his death, and was also a Probationary Member of the Fort Loramie Community Fire Company.
On April 2, 1975, Aselage came upon a downed electric power line - that was blown down by the high wind from the previous night - on Ohio St. Rt. 705.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies, Aselage drove to the nearby home of Walter Silvers and telephoned the Sheriff's office to notify them of the power line, owned by Pioneer Rural Electric Company.
He then drove back to the scene with the intention to direct traffic around the live wires, but as he got out of his vehicle and stepped onto the ground, his vehicle touched a 7,200 volt electric line and he was electrocuted.
Robert Bunsold from Sidney, Ohio, followed Aselage to the scene to help direct the traffic, but when he came in contact with Aselage's vehicle at the same time, Bunsold was knocked unconscious to the ground.
Bunsold was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Bergam received earlier reports of the down power lines and was on his way to the scene when he witnessed the fatal explosion.
Members of the Fort Loramie were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire that occurred by the voltage, but the Fire Department had to wait until a representative from Pioneer Rural Electric Company arrived to make sure the power was off.
After power was securely off and the fire was extinguished, Aselage was removed via Ambulance.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:39 PM
DAYTON — A 2-year-old boy was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital after he fell in to the Great Miami River at Island MetroPark Saturday afternoon.
The child fell in to the water near the Helena Street bridge park area.
Montgomery County Regional Dispatch confirmed he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Tabatha Davis, who witnessed the incident and called 911, said there is nothing there to keep children from running into the water.
In the 911 call, she states it initially seemed as if the child wasn't breathing, but after CPR was performed by his parents, he threw up the water.
"He ran over there so fast, in the blink of an eye," said Davis. "There is no blockage to the water and I think they really need to do something about that."
Davis was there with her granddaughter, and gave the child a piece of candy when he approached her.
Davis said he and his mother went to a picnic table near the water and ate the candy, then she looked up and he was gone.
"I heard her scream, 'Where's my baby?' and I looked up and he was in the water," said Davis.
Briana Greenwood, another witness, wrote a letter to park officials making them aware of her safety concerns.
"My two concerns here are the safety of the parks despite the posted warnings, and the availability of park rangers in case of an emergency. Thankfully, the park was full of families and parents so we were able to dial 911 as instructed on the Metro Parks website, but I would like for there to be posts with buttons that people can push throughout the trails and near playground areas," Greenwood states in the letter.
"I was scared, horrified and worried for this family," wrote Greenwood.
Greenwood said she will petition for a "strong sensible fence" to be put in to block the water ways.
Greenwood was at the park with her son when she assisted the child's parents in looking for him.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:44 PM
NORTH HAMPTON — A boil advisory is in effect for the village of North Hampton in Clark County, according to Jeff Clevenger, operator of record of the North Hampton Water Treatment Plant.
The tower pressure dropped under 20 psi, and residents need to boil water for three minutes.
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Residents should bring water to a roiling boil for at least three minutes before using it for drinking, cooking or brushing teeth.
Bacteria samples will be collected on Monday, and testing takes 24 hours.
The boil advisory will be in effect until at least Tuesday.