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Still need to file your taxes? Today’s your last chance

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:57 AM


            (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            Andrew Harnik
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)(Andrew Harnik)

If you’ve waited this long to file your taxes, you’ve still got time. And you’ve also got company.

Federal tax returns for 2017 need to be filed today and many last minute filers are rushing to prepare their forms.

About one in five tax filers last year submitted returns within two weeks of the deadline to file and this year the IRS reports tax returns so far being filed at the same pace.

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If you think you won’t make the deadline, seek an extension to get some more time to accurately prepare the forms. Individuals can file for an extension online.

Though people who owe money will still need to pay what they owe due by end of day April 17 or face a penalty.

“The federal, state and city governments will give you an extension of time to file, but it’s not an extension of time to pay,” said Bill Duncan, a CPA with Dayton accounting firm Thorn Lewis & Duncan.

Beth Grubb, RSM partner and tax leader at the firm’s Moraine location, said it’s better to seek an extension and take the time needed to file taxes correctly than to rush through and submit something that could have errors.

“The government would rather have something accurate and complete, but they do want their money tomorrow,” Grubb said.

The IRS reported as of April 6 that it had received more than 103.8 million tax returns. More than 92 percent were e-filed, with about 56 percent of those e-filed by tax professionals.

While the majority of taxes were e-filed by tax professionals, IRS statistics show the number of returns that were self prepared inched up 2.2 percent compared to last year.

The number of people who e-filed their taxes was up 0.5 percent as of April 6 compared to the same time last year. Early numbers so refunds so far total $227 billion and the average refund is $2,864.

It’s not too early to start thinking about next year and how the sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code will affect people and businesses filing taxes a year from now based on decisions they make this year.

Income investments have been doing well, but that comes with tax obligations, said Beth Grubb, RSM partner and tax leader at the Dayton location.

“There’s tax due with that investment income and we encourage tax payers to talk to their accountant and financial advisers now to plan for a tax efficient investment strategy now verses the end of the year,” Grubb said.

Grubb said that in light of the changes in the tax code, she would advise people to revisit their tax plan.

“There are business owners who should look at their entity structure and how they can minimize their tax and take advantage of write offs for their equipment and property,” she said.

Tax season: By the numbers

104 million

Federal returns received

42 million

Self prepared e-filed returns

$2,864

Average refund

Source: IRS statistics reported as of April 6

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WHIO Traffic Center: At least 2 hurt in I-75 S wreck in Miami County

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and NEWS 95.7 WHIO.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On I-75 South in Miami County, just south of the state Route 571 exit, all southbound lanes are back open. They were shut down because of a multiple-vehicle accident involving at least two cars. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the accident, which was dispatched just after 11 p.m.  Colyn Hall, a trucker from Xenia on his way to St. Louis, said he saw at least two people injured in the two-vehicle accident, which happened right in front of him. "There was no time for the horn, you hit the brakes," he said.
Crash shuts down SB I-75 in Miami County

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Springboro Road and Cardington Road in Moraine, report of a three vehicle injury accident around 7:30 a.m. Traffic is moving slow in the area.
  • In the 700 block of Irving in Dayton, a crash with injuries was reported around 5:10 a.m.
  • At Brindlestone Drive and S. Brown School Road in Vandalia, a water main break was reported shortly before 5 a.m. The pipe has been fixed. There is a boil advisory for the houses in the immediate area, according to Vandalia public works.
Water main break in Vandalia

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • On West Wenger Road in Englewood, contractors will begin a water main replacement project. One lane of traffic will be maintained in either direction on West Wenger Road between Fallview Avenue and Arcadia Boulevard. One-thousand feet of water main will be replaced, Englewood police say.
  • Valley Street between Stanley Avenue and Brandt Street will be closed for reconstruction through late October. This is the first phase of a project to reconstruct Valley Street from Stanley Avenue to Rita Street.
  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-70 east Ramp to SR 235 north, RAMP CLOSURE July 16 - September 28. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north to I-70 west to SR 235 north. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 235 north at the I-70 interchange, ROAD CLOSURE July 16 - September 28. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north to I-70 west to SR 235 north. 
  • SR 4 south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure July 9 - 27. Two southbound lanes will remain open. 

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Tipp City) and Eldean Road, Lane closures June 18 - Aug. 31. One lane will remain open at all times. These closures will not be in effect Friday mornings - Sunday afternoons. 
  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - Aug. 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Palestine Union City Road and Fisher Dangler Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE July 23 - Aug. 14. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 47 to Indiana SR 28 to Indiana SR 32 to SR 571.
  • Arcanum Bears-Mill Road between Folkerth Road and Erisman Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 4 - Aug. 3. The official detour is: SR 49 to US 36/US 127 to US 36
  • SR 49 between Rossburg Lightsville Road and SR 47, Daily lane closures June 18 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • Sweitzer Street/ West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - May 31, 2019. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway.
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - Aug. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 48 between Russia Versailles Road and SR 66, Daily lane closures July 3 - 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.  

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - Aug. 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • SR 560 between SR 29 and US 36, Daily lane closures June 25 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction using flaggers.
  • US 36 between Zimmerman Road and Kite Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE June 11 - Aug. 10. The official detour is: SR 235 to SR 29 to SR 560.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 540 between US 33 and CR 25S, Daily lane closures June 18 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 
  • SR 235 between T-192 and T-47, Lane closures June 4 - July 31 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction using flaggers.
  • SR 117 between SR 274 and T-37, Lane closures June 4 - July 31 between 7 a.m and 4 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction using flaggers. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 196 between SR 67 and Auglaize County Line Road, Daily lane closures June 19 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction using flaggers. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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Crews respond to a reported stabbing in Perry Twp. 

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

Crews are responding to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing that occurred late Tuesday night.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Reported shooting in Greene County prompts crews to respond 

Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m., reportedly prompting officials to request additional units.

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We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story with more. 

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Driver who crashed into Kettering gallery identified

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 4:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

UPDATE @ 9 a.m. (July 17):

A 21-year-old Dayton man was cited for failure to control in a Saturday crash after he drove off South Dixie Drive and crashed into Keily Gallery in Kettering. 

A crash report shows Jordan Boston was believed to be going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone around 10:40 a.m. when he left the road and crashed into the antique shop, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.

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>>Police ID suspected driver in crash that left 1 woman dead after police pursuit

Witnesses reported Boston speeding, however the 21-year-old told police his brakes locked up causing him to crash. 

The building needed emergency construction to secure it.

INITIAL REPORT:

A blue Ford Fusion crashed into an antique shop this morning while the owner of the store was inside in Kettering.

The crash happened at 10:40 a.m. at Keily Gallery, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.

The owner told us he was in the shop working on renovations when the driver went off South Dixie Drive while speeding and crashed into his shop.

He said he was working where the car broke through the window just minutes before the wreck. He had moved to another part of his shop.

The owner said he had just bought the location and was working to get it open.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

It’s not known if the driver suffered any injuries.

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

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UPDATED: Reported water rescue in Greene County a training exercise

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 7:35 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:01 PM

UPDATE @ 8:04 p.m.: The report of a water rescue on Shawnee Lake in Greene County is a training exercise, fire officials tell us.

INITIAL REPORT

A water rescue has occurred at Shawnee Lake, in Greene County's New Jasper Twp., for one victim who may have suffered a cardiac event. 

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CareFlight has been put on standby. The incident was dispatched about 7:15 p.m. 

We're hearing that the victim, believed to be male, has been located and pulled out of the water. 

Shawnee Lake is east of Xenia and just southwest of Jamestown. 

We have a crew on the way and we'll update this developing report. 

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

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