Reports of flooding, damage after heavy rain; flood advisory in effect

Published: Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

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Rain and storms continue to weaken as they move south.  Flooding was reported in some areas late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Shelby and Mercer counties remain under a flood advisory until 8 a.m.

UPDATE @2:05 a.m. Lingering high water has closed Ohio 116 in the 15000 block in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @12:55 a.m. There is high water on several roads in Richmond, Indiana.

UPDATE @12:20 a.m. Flooding has been reported in Mercer, Auglaize and Wayne counties.

  • High water has been reported at the intersection of Harris Road and Route 33 near the County Line in Mercer County
  • Water over tires of parked cars has been reported near the intersection of College Avenue and Southwest G Street in Richmond, Ind.
  • High water has been reported near the intersection of Amsterdam Road and Erie Road in Auglaize County.
  • High water has been reported near the intersection of E. Shelby Road and Holtkamp Road in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @10:30 p.m. Flash flooding and wind damage has been reported in Shelby County.

Several trees and limbs are reportedly down near the intersection of Ailes Road and County Road 119 near Anna in Shelby County.

On County Road 25A north of Anna, there is several inches of water on the roadway. 25A is impassable.


UPDATE @9:20 p.m.: Hail the size of a quarter has been reported in Maria Stein in Mercer County.

UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.: Golf ball size hail was reported at 8:15 p.m. in Fryburg in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: Quarter-size hail was reported at 8 p.m. in Wapakoneta in Auglaize County.

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm warning is in place through 9 p.m. for Auglaize and Shelby counties. Storm hazards include 60 mph winds and 1-inch hail.

UPDATE @ 8 p.m.: Quarter-size hail was reported at 7:58 p.m. in Waynesfield and penny-size hail was reported at 7:59 p.m. in Wapakoneta, both in Auglaize County, according to the National Weather Service.

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Local sports celebrity arrested in Dayton ATV incident

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton
Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton

Robert Martin Jr., 30, known as the “legless football player” who gained national attention in 2005 for playing defense at Colonel White High School in Dayton, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.

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According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m.

Several of the ATVs then fled in different directions from police moments later in the area of E. Third St and Main, the report said.

An officer followed Martin, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, driving a blue Kawasaki ATV to the railroad tracks in the 300 block of N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.

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According to the report, Martin was found on the ground crawling toward nearby bushes while the ATV was on its side.

When asked his name, Martin said, “It’s me, Bobby.”

Martin was issued traffic citations and faces charges in Clark Co. for an outstanding OVI warrant.

Police have not confirmed if any of the other drivers were arrested. 

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Truck cab fire causes delays on NB I-75 in Miami County

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:55 PM

Wende Gard / Contributed
(Wende Gard / Contributed)

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

Traffic is moving but motorists should expect delays due to a truck cab fire this evening on northbound Interstate 75 between Ohio 571 and County Road 25A.

No one was reported injured in the fire dispatched sometime before 7:45 p.m.

(Wende Gard / Contributed)


Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 are shut down tonight after a semi truck caught fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch.

The incident was reported shortly before 7:45 p.m. at exit 69, near Tipp City.

Fire and EMS is on scene, but it’s not clear what led the vehicle to ignite.

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Boil advisory lifted for Franklin Twp.

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:50 PM

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m. (May 26)

The Warren County Water and Sewer Department lifted a boil advisory Saturday morning for affected residents on Pekin Road and Honeytree Lane.


A boil advisory has been issued for some residents of this Warren County township.

The affected areas include Pekin Road addresses 2895-3209 and all of Honeytree Lane. 

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Residents in these areas are advised to boil water for two minutes over the next 24 hours.

Anyone affected can call Warren County Water & Sewer for further details at (513) 695-1377. 


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All eyes on the Tropics and Alberto; remnants could reach Miami Valley

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 10:36 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:30 PM

Saturday evening update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic Ocean season, is forecast to strengthen as it continues to move over the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings the system to strong tropical storm strength before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana to Florida coastlines Monday afternoon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

The forecast track then indicates the remnants of Alberto could influence the weather here on Wednesday and Thursday. The main threat for this area would be some decent rain; however, there could be a few storms as well, Collar said.

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It also is important to note that your WHIO Weather App may alert you if the Miami Valley is placed within the uncertainty cone issued by the National Hurricane Center sometime this weekend. If you get that alert, it doesn’t mean to expect a tropical storm … but that there is an increased possibility of some influence of the storm.

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