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Firefighters rescue 12 pets from burning house in Franklin

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Franklin house fire

UPDATE @6:10 p.m.

Twelve pets, including 11 dogs and 1 bird, were rescued from a house on fire.

Fire crews said when they arrived on scene of the fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane Saturday afternoon, heavy smoke and flames were showing. All the residents were able to make it out safely, but they advised of the 12 pets trapped in the house. 

Crews initially said 10 pets were in the house.

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Fire crews said the pets were scared and didn’t want to be touched, which made rescuing them difficult. It took about 15 minutes to get the 12 pets out of the house, which are safe and weren’t injured, crews said.

The fire is believed to have started in a wall or on a deck. 

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. The home sustained an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damages.

No one was injured.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m. 

Firefighters were able to rescue 10 pets from a burning home in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

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Officials said all 10 of the family’s pets were pulled to safety and were not injured after the fire broke out in a home in the 900 block of Turner Lane around 3:25 p.m. 

The residents and firefighters battling the blaze were also not injured. Crews initially reported possible injuries after a man was found on the porch of the home when emergency units first arrived. Those reports were later deemed unfounded, according to investigators. 

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation, fire officials said.

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Vandalia’s Air Show parade steps off

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM

The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host a parade on Friday for the Air Show. CONTRIBUTED.
The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host a parade on Friday for the Air Show. CONTRIBUTED.

This is the 40th year for the Air Show parade, and it’s only had to be cancelled twice, with last year being the second time--according to Dan Schweitzer, Parade Chair.

To make sure the weather is going to be in good shape for the parade, Schweitzer checks the radar. If it’s going to rain, the parade is still on, but if it’s going to thunderstorm, then the parade gets called off.

Many people set up chairs outside to see this parade. “These chairs have been there for a couple of days now,” said Schweitzer. “We have like 30 volunteers, and over 70 units in the parade. We got bands, we got drum cores, we got the shrine in the parade. So everyone needs to come out and see us.”

On Friday, the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce will host an Air Show parade in honor of this year’s Dayton Vectren Air Show at the Dayton International Airport.

The parade will close a portion of National Road and Dixie Drive from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

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Event organizers had planned for Vandalia Police Chief Douglas Knight to be the grand marshal for the parade, but Knight died this spring, just weeks after announcing he planned to retire this summer.

Instead, members of the Knight family will will step in as the honorary grand marshals.

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The parade route is James Bohanan Drive at National Road, to Dixie Drive and National Road. Then it continues to North on Dixie Drive to Inverness Drive, according to Hopkins.

For more information about the parade contact Hopkins at (937) 898-5891.

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9 arrested after drug-related search warrant at Eaton home

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:34 PM

Top row: Steven Jones (L), Samantha Dillon (C), James E. Busteed (R).
Middle: Kara Straszheim (L), Brittany N. Betzner (C), Travis R. Hodapp (R)
Bottom: Martin J. Boomershine (L), Darrell Raymond Griffith (C), Nicole L. Sherer (R)
Top row: Steven Jones (L), Samantha Dillon (C), James E. Busteed (R). Middle: Kara Straszheim (L), Brittany N. Betzner (C), Travis R. Hodapp (R) Bottom: Martin J. Boomershine (L), Darrell Raymond Griffith (C), Nicole L. Sherer (R)

Nine people were arrested after police executed a drug-related search warrant at a Eaton home Friday morning, according to Eaton Police Chief Steven Hurd. 

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Eaton police and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office executed the search a the home in the 600 block of Aukerman Street around 8 a.m. Friday, Hurd confirmed to this news outlet. 

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Hurd said the house was known to police for drug activity and have made arrests there before for drug-related charges. 

Police arrested nine people on various charges and all were booked into the Preble County Jail: 

  • Brittany N. Betzner, 30, on a charge of possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Martin J. Boomershine, 44, on a charge of possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • James E. Busteed, 29, on charges of possession of drugs, and possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Samantha Dillon, 28, on charges of possession of a drug abuse instrument and obstructing official business 
  • Darrell Raymond Griffith, 73, on charges of permitting drug abuse and possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Travis R. Hodapp, 37, on charges of with possession of a drug abuse
  • Steven Chad Jones, 27, obstructing official business and a parole violation
  • Nicole L. Sherer, 35, possession of a drug abuse instrument
  • Kara Straszheim, 27, charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument

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Flash Flood Watch issued for some, isolated storms possible today 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:23 PM

Damaging winds and flooding the main threat.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until midnight issued for some counties in the area, including: Auglaize, Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami and Shelby counties. 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Mild for the weekend 
  • Isolated flooding and damaging winds possible
  • Few showers and storms into the evening

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING:Partly sunny with a few passing showers or storms into the early evening. Some isolated storms may become intense with locally heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Severe threat is low, but the potential exists that a couple of storms may produce damaging winds. Storms will weaken and taper of into the night. Clouds linger with temperatures falling into the middle 60s late.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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TOMORROW:  Mostly cloudy, mild and still a little muggy with the chance of a few passing showers or isolated storm. A little bit of a breezy afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s. Some breaks in the clouds Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower. Most of the area will remain dry with highs in the lower 80s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm for Monday. Temperatures rise into the lower 80s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer for Tuesday. Highs in the middle 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies with showers and a few storms developing. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s.

 

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2 injured in three-vehicle accident on I-75 South at state Route 4 in Dayton 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:28 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Traffic backed up for miles this is at Wagner Ford and 75 southbound

UPDATE @ 6 p.m.: All lanes of Interstate 75 south are open following a three-vehicle crash at state Route 4 in Dayton.

UPDATE @ 4:56 p.m.: Two people have been taken to a hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries from the three-vehicle accident on I-75 South at state Route 4 in Dayton. 

The accident involves a semitrailer, a pickup truck and a car. 

Dayton police said their preliminary investigation indicates that the pickup hit a guardrail impact absorber at the split from the interstate to the state route, then returned to the interstate. 

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The semi, in trying avoid the pickup tuck, collided with the passenger car. 

One of the victims was driving the pickup truck, police said. We’re working to determine which vehicle the second victim was in.

One lane on the far left remains open.

INITIAL REPORT

An accident on I-75 South at state Route 4 involving a semitrailer and several vehicles has traffic backed up to at least Needmore Road in Harrison Twp. 

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The accident, dispatched just after 4 p.m., about a mile south of the Stanley Avenue exit. 

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Dayton police, fire and medic units have been dispatched to the scene. 

One lane on the far left is open to traffic.

We have a crew headed to the scene. We will update this developing report. 

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