Power restored to thousands after Sunday storms

Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 4:34 PM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 2:25 AM

Hundreds remain without power this morning following severe storms that came through the area Sunday evening.

Crews are working to restore power, and a state of emergency has been issued in the City of Celina. Utility crews are working throughout the night.

SEE: Photo gallery of storm damage

WATCH: Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

As of 5 a.m., the following outages remain:

Dayton Power and Light

  • Montgomery County: 174
  • Mercer County: 6
  • Greene County: 26
  • Preble County: 12
  • Logan County: 8
  • Warren County: 46
  • Clinton, Miami, Champaign, and Shelby counties have a few outages.

>> Significant damage, injuries, reported from Mercer County tornado

Duke Energy

  • Butler County: 523

Ohio Edison

  • no outages to report

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Showers, storms could bring heavy downpours & gusty winds

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:39 AM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Few showers and storms this morning
  • More showers and storms this afternoon/evening
  • Strong storms possible Friday

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: More showers and storms are likely at times today. There will be breaks for some dry time, but periodically through the day we will have showers and storms move through, including the evening commute home. 

“Heavy downpours and gusty winds will be our biggest concern, but overall the severe threat is not very high”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

Highs today will be in the upper 70s.

>>LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

TONIGHT: The chance for a few lingering showers or storms continues overnight. Temperatures drop into the middle to upper 60s.

FRIDAY: More showers and storms, some of which could be strong to severe, are likely, especially later in the afternoon into the evening hours. Highs peak near 80 degrees.

>> County-by-County Weather 

SATURDAY: A few lingering showers are expected, especially for the first part of the day. We should dry out later in the day with highs reaching the upper 70s. 

SUNDAY: A mainly dry day with a stray shower or storm possible. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies for the day with temperatures approaching the mid-80s. 

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1 dead, 1 suffers life-threatening injuries after shooting in Dayton 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:19 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:24 AM

Shooting on Norman Avenue in Dayton

One person has died and another is at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting on Norman Avenue early Thursday morning.

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Officials say the two victims, only described as a male and female in their 40s, were found with gunshot wounds in the 30 block of Norman Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

The female victim was pronounced dead on scene, while the male was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There is a suspect in custody that detectives are questioning, according to police. 

A neighbor who called 911 reported the male victim was shot first. The female victim went inside, and the neighbor heard an additional shot.

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The neighbor said the suspect was sitting on the porch with a gun. Police confirmed the suspect had been walking around the area with a gun. The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody without incident.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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Woman crashes after driving wrong-way onto I-675 ramp in Miami Twp. 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:04 AM

A woman crashed her vehicle after entering an I-675 on ramp going the wrong direction early Thursday morning.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: 87-year-old woman killed in wrong-way crash in downtown Dayton 

Officials responded to the area of southbound I-75 at the northbound 675 on ramp in Miami Twp. around 12:25 a.m. on reports of a crash, initial reports indicate.

Authorities say the area is a construction zone with only one lane, which could have been a contributing factor to the wrong-way entry onto the ramp. No other vehicles were involved.

The woman did suffer injuries believed to be non-life threatening and will reportedly be taken to the hospital by her family. 

Officials did not say if the woman will be cited. 

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Semi drivers getting stuck at U.S. 127 road closure in Preble County

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:59 AM

Semis getting stuck on U.S. 127 at road closure

People living near a road construction project along U.S. 127 say drivers are ignoring road closed signs.

There are dozens of signs along U.S. 127, including one in Eaton that gives a 4-mile warning of the road closure ahead.

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Shelly Rowland’s house is just behind some railroad tracks, where her family shares a quiet street with a half dozen other homes. There’s only one way in, and one way out.

“That kind of isolates all of us down here on Old Camden Pike and on Brower Road,” she said.

Twice in the last 24 hours, the family’s way out has been blocked.

Brower Road is the last opportunity for drivers to turn around before hitting the construction closure on U.S. 127. But semis often can’t make it over the steep grade of the train tracks to turn around.

(Google Map)

Rowland said this is dangerous, “I mean that’s our only way out, Brower Road on 127.”

She said one of her neighbor’s called 911 Wednesday afternoon, but medics were not able to access their street.

“The life squad actually had to carry the person on a gurney over the railroad tracks around the stuck semi to get to the ambulance that’s parked on 127,” Rowland said. 

Law enforcement arrived quickly to make sure the rail was shut down. 

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But with two children, the Rowlands said they are concerned about what their options would be if a semi blocked their path during an emergency. 

“If an accident happens with the semis and we’re cut off —which happened twice today, two hours at a time — what do we do? Nobody can get through,” she said. 

The Rowlands said there is plenty of signage, but now they hope law enforcement can make sure trucks are turning around sooner than they have been.

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