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Flood waters keep local roads closed, areas under water after record rainfall 

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

SKY7: Aerial footage of flooding near the village of Bellbrook. Video courtesy Ty Greenlees.

Several area roadways remain closed Monday after record rainfall over the weekend.

>> Trooper: Turn around when water covers roadway

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the following roads are closed due to high water:

  • In Huber Heights, Rip Rap Road remains closed in both directions
  • In West Carrollton, Central Avenue reopened around 9 a.m. Monday.
  • In Greene County, Hilltop Road between Trebein and Fairground roads is closed
  • In Bellbrook, Stewart Road between Mead and Washington Mill roads is closed
  • In Greene County, Lower Bellbrook Road between State Route 725 and the Little Miami River is closed
  • In Franklin, Oxford Road is closed
  • In Wayne Twp. Warren County, Corwin Avenue is closed in the 200 block
  • In Wayne Twp. Warren County, Middletown Road is closed at the covered bridge
  • In Shelby County, Peters Road between Logan-Shelby Road and County Road 23 is closed. 

A Flood Warning is in effect through this evening for areas along the Great Miami River at Miamisburg. Water will continue to rise to near 16.8 feet by this afternoon. 

The river won’t fall below flood stage until after midnight. tonight. At stages near 16 feet, lowland flooding occurs from south of Miamisburg to Franklin, Carlisle, Trenton and New Miami. 

Water begins to spill onto low-lying roadways, mainly along portions of Dayton-Oxford Road.

Roads aren’t the only thing underwater.

In Dayton, Island Metro Park looks more like a lake than a park. 

Island Metro Park in Dayton looks more like a lake Monday, after record rainfall this past weekend. STAFF PHOTO/Marshall Gorby

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Live updates from the 2018 Vectren Air Show: Flying acts take to the air

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

Blue Angels at the Air Show - June 23, 2018

UPDATE @12:19 p.m.

The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up. 

Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.

He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.

PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show

“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”

At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.

“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.

The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.

Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show. 

UPDATE @11:50 a.m.

Flying acts will begin soon. 

Watch live coverage of the acts here.

FIRST REPORT

Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

>> RTA offers express shuttle service to Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> How to avoid traffic and parking headaches at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> Parking lots in good shape for Vectren Dayton Air Show

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Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 8:14 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m.:

The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled. 

FIRST REPORT:

A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man.

Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199.

Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket.

Marques is 5’10’’, 150 pounds, has gray/brown hair, hazel eyes and suffers from dementia.

Police have reason to believe he may be in Indiana.

If you have any information on Marques or his whereabouts, please call 911 or 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred to the investigating law enforcement agency. 

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Injuries reported in 2-vehicle crash involving motorcycle in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM


Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton this morning.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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Author of national best-seller stops in Dayton for book tour

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:37 AM

Fans of author Joshua Pollock have the opportunity for a meet and greet during his national book tour for The Heartfulness Way today and Monday. 

Since its introduction to the U.S. market on June 1, the book, written by Pollock and Kamlesh D. Patel, leader of the Heartfulness Institute, has quickly become a national best-seller at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon. 

The two-day area Meet and Meditate event begins today from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dayton Natural Path Meditation Center on 3153 Lantz Road in Beavercreek. 

Monday, Pollock fans can attend from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dayton International Peace Museum on 208 West Monument Avenue. 

Pollock will sign books, answer questions and hold a spiritual meditation. 

To register for the event, click here.

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