Clifton Mill lights significantly damaged by flooding

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Clifton Mill lights damaged in flooding

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Flood waters have significantly damaged The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill Christmas light display, leaving the owners scrambling to fix the damage before the first night the display is scheduled to be open.

“We only have two weeks,” said Anthony Satariano, owner of Clifton Mill.  “We will do whatever it takes...the damage is pretty significant.”

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Satariano said it appears the water levels are still rising and he’s concerned that additional damage is possible before the water recedes.  He added that the damaged to the light display hasn’t been this significant since 2008, when they had a similar incident.

“All of them along the river are gone or broken,” Satariano said. 

The display is scheduled to be open the day after Thanksgiving.

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Today marks 3rd anniversary of Beavercreek tornado

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:10 PM

Today marks 3rd anniversary of Beavercreek tornado

Today marks the third anniversary of a tornado that ripped through Beavercreek, damaging businesses and homes.

The most damage was to part of the Greene Crossing Shopping Plaza off Indian Ripple Road, where two people suffered minor injuries while inside their vehicles.

VIDEO: Beavercreek tornado of 2015

Don Moncrief is a mechanic at Performance Bicycle at the strip mall. He said he’ll never forget the twister that came through.

“It started to rain real hard and I was just standing right back here, right where I am now,” he said.

Store surveillance video shows the tornado as it traveled through the parking lot, hitting portions of the building as drivers try to veer out of its path.

“And I looked and I’ve never been close to a tornado before but I knew as it brushed the front of the building, I knew exactly what it was,” Moncrief said.

A tornado toppled cars and tore roofs off businesses at the Greene Crossing Shopping Center May 26, 2015, in Beavercreek. LISA POWELL / STAFF FILE

Another video shows large pieces of debris land on two vehicles.

“I could see the debris swirling. It blew our door open (to the shop). I could look up and see the windows and glass just flexing like crazy,” he said. “It came and went. I didn’t even have time to get scared.”

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The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF-1 with maximum wind speeds of 105 mph. The width of the tornado was 70 yards, and it was on the ground for one minute and traveled a half-mile. As many as 22 cars sustained damage in the shopping center parking lot in addition to building damage, the NWS said.

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There was plenty of damage to the Fit Works gym next door to Performance Bicycle, which was closed for nine days, Moncrief said.

“It wasn’t a vicious tornado, but I don’t want to do another one,” he said. “One’s enough.”

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Bicyclist struck, killed on West Main Street in Troy

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

Bicyclist struck, killed on West Main Street in Troy

A bicyclist was killed late Saturday morning after he was struck by an SUV while headed west on West Main Street.

  • Bicyclist pronounced dead at scene
  • Victim’s identity not yet released
  • Motorist taken to hospital as precaution

The bicyclist was traveling west in the curb lane in the 900 block of West Main Street just before noon when he was ended up in the path of an oncoming SUV and was struck, Troy police Capt. Joe Long said.

The victim, described as an older man from the Troy area, was not identified. 

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

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The driver of the SUV was not believed to be injured but was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy as a precaution.

The crash remains under investigation.

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People and pets participate in Humane Society’s annual Furry Skurry 5K

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Furry Scurry 5K event on Saturday

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton held its 27th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run Saturday morning.

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People with their pets walked and ran to raise money to help care for homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, according to Jessica Garringer of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

The event took place at Eastwood Metro Park at 9:30 a.m.

The Furry Skurry had live entertainment, arts, crafts, food truck rally, a kids play zone, a beverage tent and more according to Garringer.

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Community celebrates honorary street naming for Dean Lovelace

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Street named for former city commissioner Dean Lovelace

The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.

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Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.

The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.

Dean Lovelace

He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.

Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.

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