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Celina mayor declares State of Emergency; 8 injured following storms

Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 4:57 PM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 1:14 AM

Celina weather Video

UPDATE @12:55 a.m. 11/6/17

Grand Lake and Havemann Roads will remain closed Monday as emergency crews assess damages, according to a post on the City of Celina’s Facebook page.

Electric crews will be working throughout the night to clear downed power lines, remove broken utility poles and restring new lines. 

An apparent tornado caused significant damage to buildings and property mainly on the east side of town.

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UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m. 11/5/17 

Mayor Jeffrey Hazel has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Celina after two possible tornadoes ripped through the Mercer County city Sunday.

In a release, Celina police said a tornado entered the city from the southwest, causing damage to a home along Lakeshore Drive before crossing Grand Lake and damaging multiple businesses including Wendy’s, Lakeshore Auto, Crown Equipment, Dollar General and C-Town Wings among others.

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Celina police said eight people within the city limits were treated for non-life threatening injuries, with four being transported to area hospitals.

Off-duty officers and emergency crews responded to the scene with crews from Montezuma, Rockford, Mendon and Chickasaw assisting in recovery efforts.

Officers said Mayor Jeff Hazel and Ohio State Senator Keith Faber directly assisted with the ongoing emergency with Senator Faber providing additional propane tanks to keep power running throughout the night at Celina Police Command Center.

Those living in and near Celina are encouraged to stay away from affected areas as crews continue to work to clean up debris, according to the release.

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

The Celina mayor says eight people were injured; all believed to be non-life threatening. 

Watch as mayor gives update to News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy.

EARLIER REPORT

Several Celina businesses have been significantly damaged following severe weather in the area Sunday afternoon. 

Our crew in Celina reports a portion of the roof to Crown Equipment Corporation is missing and an exterior wall has suffered significant damage.

A string of businesses in the area, including a nearby restaurant, are heavily damaged, according to our crew. 

A Dollar General has signs down and the front of the structure blown off.

A Dollar General on Havemann Road in Celina heavily damaged by Nov. 5 storms.

>> Reports of heavy damage, injuries at Celina restaurant

The National Weather Service reports as many as 6 injuries at a Celina restaurant in the area. 

>> Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Miami Valley

An additional injury was reported by the service on Ohio 29 after a power pole fell. 

We will continue to update this developing story.

A Dollar General on Havemann Road in Celina heavily damaged by Nov. 5 storms.
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Victim struck in pedestrian crash on Salem Ave. ID’d

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

WATCH: RTA bus surveillance captures pedestrian struck by car

UPDATE @ 4:14 p.m. (May 25):

The man struck and hit by a vehicle that veered off the road to avoid hitting an RTA bus on Salem Avenue has been identified, the sheriff’s office said.

Vincent Boyd, 37, has been treated and released from Grandview Hospital, officials said.

UPDATE @2:45 p.m.(May 24):

Salem Avenue has reopened following an earlier pedestrian crash that caused serious injuries.

 

UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.: 

A pedestrian was hit by a car that couldn’t stop fast enough for a stopped RTA bus on Salem Avenue, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rob Streck. 

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The bus was dropping off passengers in the right lane of southbound Salem Avenue, Streck said. The vehicle’s driver didn’t see the bus and veered right into the parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair, hitting a pedestrian who either just exited the bus or was waiting for the bus, according to Streck. 

The victim’s injuries are “very serious,” Streck said. 

Additional details and possible citations are pending and still under investigation. 

Northbound lanes of Salem Avenue have been reopened, but southbound lanes are expected to be blocked until the investigation is completed. 

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

Deputies have now shut down both directions of Salem Avenue just south of Free Pike in Harrison Twp. after a reported pedestrian strike around 11:20 a.m. 

Investigators were only blocking one lane of Salem Avenue until around 1:15 p.m. when the entire roadway was shut down. 

Reports indicate one person was transported to a hospital following the crash, but their condition wasn’t available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

A lane of Salem Avenue is blocked and a business parking lot surrounded by police tape after a reported crash involving a pedestrian Thursday morning, according to initial reports.

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Salem Avenue.

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It’s unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital or what the circumstances surrounding the reported crash were, however we’re working to gather those details.

The parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair was blocked while sheriff’s deputies investigated.

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Victim identified in fatal crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Crash, car fire fatal in Trotwood

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

The victim in Thursday’s fatal crash in Trotwood has been identified as Antwahn Swain 35 of Dayton. 

FIRST REPORT: 

The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Police shocked during scuffle in Dayton, officers injured

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:39 AM

UPDATE @ 3:05 p.m.:

Two Dayton police officers were transported to the hospital after a scuffle with a man who was arrested after police responded to a call of a possible prowler, according to city officials.

During the scuffle in the 100 block of North Wright Avenue early Friday morning, the suspect, Aaron Goings, 26, “grabbed an officer’s deployed Taser and pulled the trigger,” officials said in a prepared statement.

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“He shocked himself and also shocked the three officers who were hit by the Taser wires,” a city spokesperson said.

Goings also is accused of grabbing an officer’s pepper spray.

One of the three officers had a broken finger and the other had another had cuts and a head injury, the city said.  Both were treated and released from the hospital.

Goings was booked into jail on suspicion of assault on an officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and drug possession.

INITIAL REPORT:

A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning. 

A police report states officials arrested Aaron Goings, 26, in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue after being dispatched on a suspicious circumstance call around 1 a.m.

Goings, who was reportedly injured as a result of the fight, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.

No word on his condition.

He is not currently listed on the Montgomery County Jail website at this time, but the report states his charges include assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drugs, and possessing a drug abuse instrument. 

Officials from several jurisdictions in Montgomery County responded to the assistance call. 

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Humidity builds with threat of storms to start Memorial Day weekend

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:39 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

Temperatures climbing with the chance for storms over the next few days.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST:

THIS EVENING: Mainly clear skies are in the forecast with temperatures holding in the lower 80s.

An Air Pollution Advisory is in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties.

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TONIGHT: Skies will become partly cloudy as increasing humidity arrives. Temperatures will be a bit warmer overnight, holding in the middle 60s

SATURDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered thunderstorms developing by afternoon. Highs will climb into the lower to middle 80s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies and humid conditions are expected with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s with a heat index in the lower 90s.

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MEMORIAL DAY: Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for the holiday but it will remain hot and humid. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees.

Fun fact: The warmest Memorial Day on record is 95 degrees from 1895!

TUESDAY: Expect partly cloudy skies with muggy conditions and a high near 90 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms developing. Highs will drop back into the middle 80s. 

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