Load shift causes semi rollover crash in Vandalia

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 12:57 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

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UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m.

A semi hauling books ended up on its side on Northwoods Boulevard after the load shifted during a turn, according to police in Vandalia. 

The driver was not injured in the crash. 

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Traffic is still able to get around the crash, but our crew reports there are some backups on Northwoods Boulevard. 


Fire crews have responded to a report of a semi that is on its side on Northwoods Boulevard in Vandalia Tuesday afternoon. 

Additional details were not immediately available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page when new details become available. 

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Dayton to host future International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 7:02 PM

Dayton was awarded the 2020 International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Conference last June during the 2018 IPMBA event in St. Louis, MO.

The City of Dayton and the Dayton Police Department, in conjunction with the University of Dayton and Five Rivers Metro Parks, have announced that the Gem City will host the 30th Annual International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference in 2020, according to a release from Police Information Specialist Cara Zinski-Neace.

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This organization was created with assistance of retired Dayton Police Sergeant Allan Howard, and the a previous IPMBA conference was also held in Dayton in 2006.

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“We are honored to be able to once again host the International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference as it comes home to Dayton in 2020 for its 30th year,” said Chief Richard Biehl. “Our department takes great pride in our bike patrol and the fact that we have numerous officers who are also IPMBA instructors. This will be the second international policing conference Dayton has hosted in the past eight years. In 2013, we welcomed the International Problem Oriented Policing conference.”

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This conference is expected to bring at least 500 law enforcement officers from around the world to Dayton. 

“We’re excited that the International Police Mountain Bike Association chose our city to host their 2020 conference,” said Mayor Nan Whaley. “Dayton is a perfect fit for this event, with our rich history involving the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, our bike-friendly downtown, and miles of bike paths throughout the region.”

Anyone with additional questions about the conference, please contact Sgt. Gordon Cairns at Gordon.Cairns@daytonohio.gov.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

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Funeral held today for boy who drowned, ‘We never know what he would grow up to be,’ cousin says

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 6:19 PM

NIguel Hamilton, 6
NIguel Hamilton, 6

A funeral was held Saturday afternoon for Niguel Hamilton, the six-year-old boy who was pulled from the bottom of a Dayton pool, at St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church located at 4466 Free Pike.

Hamilton drowned at the Lohrey Recreation Center last Thursday, but was pronounced dead last Sunday.

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Keith Rippley, Hamilton’s older cousin, said today is a “celebration of a early life. We’re all mourning, but celebrating the best six years he lived.”

When describing Hamilton, Rippley said, “He was the life of the crowd of all the kids. He was the kid you seen either ahead of the pack or the loudest in the pack, but he was very respectful, very kind, loving, smart, very energetic.”

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“We never know what he would grow up to be,” said Rippley. “You never expect nothing like this, you gotta make everything count.”

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Part of road closes after car crash in Beavercreek

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:12 PM

UPDATE @4:08 p.m.The middle lane is now open in the 3300 block of Pentagon Boulevard after a two-vehicle accident in Beavercreek.

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The right lane and left turn lane remain closed at the intersection of Pentagon Boulevard and the entrance to The Mall at Fairfield Commons.

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Police on scene were unable to tell us what caused the crash.


A part of Pentagon Boulevard is closed after a vehicle crash in Beavercreek Saturday, according to Beavercreek dispatchers.

Emergency crews were called to the scene in the 3300 block of Pentagon Boulevard around 3: 40 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate that at least two vehicles were involved and two people were transported to a hospital.

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

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National Museum of the U.S. Air force open after reported evacuation

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1:51 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 3:02 PM


UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is open after an evacuation earlier that day.

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No one from the museum able to comment on the incident was available. 

It’s unknown why the evacuation happened at this time.


We are working to learn more about a reported evacuation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Saturday.

Witnesses are telling us the guests were evacuated around 12:40 p.m.

People were seen waiting outside while several left the museum completely.

We are working to learn more about why the evacuation happened. 

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