AAA: Watch for slick spots on side streets, rural roads

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 11:37 PM

Watch out for slick spots on side streets

Snow has moved out of the area, but slick roads are still a big concern.

With temperatures dropping into the low 20s, side roads and rural roads that were not pretreated may be slick because of the earlier snow.

AAA Ohio expert Ron Reynolds gave advice about what motorists can do to stay safe on the roads. Until midnight Wednesday, he was responding to calls in Miamisburg and Centerville. The cold doesn’t daunt him.

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“I’ve been doing this almost eight years so I mentally prepared myself a month or two before it got cold,” he said.

At one Miamisburg home, a resident trying to warm up the car accidentally locked the car with the keys inside.

“We have a little wedge, a wedge that goes in the door just so we can get our inflatable bag in there. We’ll pump it up, gives us about a half-inch just to get our reach and pull it there so we can access the lock itself,” Reynolds said.

He responds to calls like this all winter.

Dead car batteries, flat tires are the most common side effects from the extreme cold.

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Thursday morning, he said icy spots could take drivers by surprise.

“For our members, we try to (recommend they) keep a survival kit in their car,” he said. “Blankets, water to stay warm if they are broke down. And the key is don’t panic. Just be patient. We’re going to get to you,” he said.

The winter weather prequel has brought the lowest temperatures in the region since last winter, with this season’s winter not commencing until next week.

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One in custody after OSP pursuit on I-75 in Miami County

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

A pursuit that occurred on northbound I-75 in Miami County ended with one suspect in police custody, officials say. 

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The pursuit started at the 67 milemarker and ended at the 73 milemarker early Friday morning, per initial reports.

The pursuit did not end in a crash and no injuries were reported, per officials.

Police also reportedly had someone at gunpoint on a ramp near where the pursuit ended.

We’re working to learn if a passenger reportedly fled, as officials were reportedly looking for an individual in the area where the pursuit ended. 

We’ll continue to update this story with more details. 

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Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:34 AM

Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night.

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According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed. 

Police are unsure if the person left on foot or in a vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. 

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Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close today

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 AM

Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close

A major gateway will close at Wright-Patterson today for maintenance, impacting the travel of thousands of commuters.

Gate 19B off National Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer.

More than 5,700 inbound drivers travel through the entrance and nearly 6,300 drive off base through the gate every work day.

Crews will work on “routine maintenance” at the gateway, Mayer said.

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“Since that (gate) is open 24/7 normally, they never have a chance to work on it,” he said.

Motorists may use Gates 1B off Springfield Street and Gate 22B off Interstate 675 as alternatives, according to Wright-Patterson.

Gate 19B had a major makeover last year with $1.3 million in upgrades that added overhead canopies, more guard booths and a barrier system, Wright-Patterson has said.

RELATED: Security concerns prompt Wright-Patt to close major gateway

The base closed Gate 26A off Ohio 235 because of security concerns this month. The gate, which had more than 5,000 vehicles a day, remains closed.

A new $10.5 million replacement gate, combining the current Gate 26A and the commercial truck entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, is due to open late next year.

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Man jailed on suspicion of murder indicted on more charges

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:06 AM

A man already jailed on suspicion of murder in a Dayton homicide that occurred in January, was indicted Thursday on more charges.

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Kalvin K. Jones, 23, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine, after a April 2017 case against him was reopened, according to online court documents.

Jones was already being held in Montgomery County Jail on a count of murder after he was accused in the death of Michael Cook, 21, found dead in an alley on Brooklyn Avenue.

He is being held on a $1 million bond on the murder charge, with a hearing set for June 22 in that case, court documents show.

Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on the drug charges Tuesday.

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