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Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 6:05 AM
MIAMI VALLEY — The bitter cold temperatures forecast for the Miami Valley region New Year’s Eve has local event organizers making contingency plans for outdoor events.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT AUSTIN LANDING:
The New Year’s Eve event at Austin Landing in Miami Twp. was moved inside to the Hilton Garden Inn to ensure that volunteers and attendees at the festivities are not exposed to the elements while ringing in the New Year.
“We want to be safe,” said Sarah Gillenwater, director of marketing for The Pink Ribbon Girls, the organizers of the Austin Landing event.
RELATED: Extreme cold moves Austin Landing NYE events indoors
Fireworks at the Austin Landing event were cancelled as a result of moving the event inside, Gillenwater said. The organization will instead plan to use the fireworks during a 2018 event to be determined, she added.
NEW CARLISLE NEW YEAR’S EVE:
Event planners with the New Year’s Eve event in New Carlisle said they expect some changes as a result of the cold.
“Horse drawn carriage rides will probably not make it due to the cold weather and not bringing the animals out,” said Mike Lowery with the Heritage Flight Festival Committee, which organizes the New Year’s Eve tradition.
The event is still scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 and end at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, but organizers are anticipating a smaller turnout, because of the cold, and suspect some people may come for a shorter period of time.
“Assume the large crowds won’t show up as early and maybe people will come up 11, 11:30, watch the ball drop and then head back home,” Lowery said.
YELLOW SPRINGS NEW YEAR’S EVE:
The downtown New Year’s Eve celebration in Yellow Springs is still scheduled to go on as planned, however city officials are making plans to make sure people attending stay safe and have options to stay warm.
“We will urge everyone to dress appropriately during the event,” said Colin Altman, Fire Chief for Miami Twp. Fire and Rescue. “People will be able to sit in an ambulance or fire truck to stay warm if needed.”
Altman added that the department is looking into streaming the event on its Facebook page, so people not wanting to attend can still witness the ball drop during the event.
Hot chocolate will also be distributed to attendees by the fire department, Altman said, and fire crews also will observe the crowd for any signs of emergencies related to cold temperatures.
The Yellow Springs event begins at 8:30 p.m.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:20 PM
— More clearing is expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Overnight: More clearing is expected overnight. It won’t be as cool, with temperatures dropping into the middle 40s for most of the region.
Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in headed toward lunchtime. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Periods of rain are expected, but there will be some breaks, especially in the evening.
Tuesday: A few more scattered showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A pre-dawn shower is possible, otherwise it should be drying out. Highs will be in the lower 60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower 60s.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
DAYTON — Old North Dayton’s Ahiska Turkish mosque Sunday afternoon celebrated its grand opening.
The event at the Osman Gazi Mosque, at 1508 Valley St., was open to the entire community, and featured dignitaries from across the globe.
Celebrations included a picnic in a park owned by the mosque and a prayer service.
The Dayton area has a growing community of more than 1,000 Ashiska Turkish families, according to estimates.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m.:
The two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on northbound Interstate 75 Sunday morning is under investigation, according to police.
All three of the adult males involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with unknown conditions, according to Sgt. Cash of the Dayton Police Department.
One of the occupants involved was described as being in “pretty bad shape.”
It was not clear what exactly happened in the Sunday morning crash but the Crash Reconstruction Unit is attempting to piece it together, Cash said.
UPDATE @ 5:28 a.m.:
All of Interstate 75 is now open after a vehicle accident caused a nearly three hour shutdown.
UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:
The left two lanes at northbound Interstate 75 are open between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident shut the road down for nearly three hours.
The right lane remains closed.
Northbound Interstate 75 is closed between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. to the accident.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:
The fire that started at a duplex in the 200 block of Warren Street in Dayton is under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire that started in the rear of the two-story building Sunday morning, according to District Chief Brad Baldwin of the Dayton Fire Department.
Baldwin said the fire was well involved when crews arrived.
Flames blew out of the front and sides of the duplex when crews made entry to the front of the first floor, Baldwin said.
Firefighters tried to control the flames as the buildings on both sides of the duplex were evacuated, according to Baldwin.
It is not yet known what started the fire or if anyone was inside at the time.
Damage estimates were not yet known but the roof had caved in.
Firefighters are on scene of a working two-story duplex fire where flames were reportedly showing in Dayton.
Crews were dispatched around 6:20 a.m. to the 200 block of Warren Street.
Buckeye Street at Warren Street is closed.
We are hearing reports that adjacent buildings are being evacuated.