Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and anchor Kate Bartley lead countdown to Carillon Tree of Light Illumination

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 1:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 6:15 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and anchor Kate Bartley help light Carillon tree

UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m.

The Carillon Tree of Light dazzles the evening sky.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and WHIO-TV anchor and reporter Kate Bartley led the countdown to the illumination as the event’s emcees.

The tree will light the Dayton skyline from dusk through dawn all December.

A time-lapse of the Tree of Light lighting at Carillon Park in Dayton.

FIRST REPORT

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and WHIO-TV anchor and reporter Kate Bartley emcee and assist with tonight’s Carillon Tree of Light event.

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The event, in its third year, turns on the lights of Ohio’s tallest tree of light for the season. 

The lighting begins at 6:15 p.m. for the Carillon Tree of Light illumination.

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The light display, which will dazzle the Dayton skyline, kicks off a month of holiday festivities at Carillon Historical Park.

The Carillon Tree of Light stands at 200 feet, affixed to the top of 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon that was dedicated in 1942 by Col. Edward A. and Edith Walton Deeds as a gift to the Dayton community.

The tree of more than 20,000 lightbulbs on nearly 100 strands will be visible from dusk until dawn for the entire month of December. 

The Tree of Light was made possible with the support of Connie and John Taylor.

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Zontini said this evening looks dry for the tree lighting. Temperatures will fall through the 40s but it won't be breezy. Clouds slowly increase through the night.

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Two-vehicle accident causes I-75 shutdown for nearly 3 hours in Dayton

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 5:25 AM

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.

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The right lane remains closed.

INITIAL REPORT:

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.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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Rain returns during the work week

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM

We’ll see a little bit more sunshine today but once again, passing clouds and filtered sun is expected, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. It will be a notch warmer with highs in the middle 60s.

5-Day Forecast

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • A dry day today and milder
  • Rain returns later Monday
  • Rain expected Tuesday-early Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST

County-by-County Weather

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 40s.

Monday: A dry start to your Monday is expected but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out but you will want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day with highs near 60 degrees.

Thursday: It should be a dry day with partly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees.

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Police: Miami Twp. officer hit on SB I-75 ‘awake but very sore’, driver jailed in Montgomery County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:50 AM

A crash involving a police officer on Southbound I-75 in Miami Township closed the interstate late Saturday, April 21, 2018.

UPDATE @ 3:42 a.m.

The man who police said struck a Miami Twp. police officer with his truck Saturday night while driving drunk has been identified.

Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg was booked into Montgomery County Jail and faces OVI charges as well as traffic related offenses for the crash, according to Sgt. Matt Robinson of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg

UPDATE @ 2:05 a.m.

All lanes reopened on southbound I-75 at OH 725 just after 2 a.m. after a series of crashes occurred Saturday around 9 p.m., according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UPDATE @ 12:33 a.m.

The driver of the white pickup truck suspected of driving drunk when he struck a Miami Twp. police officer on Interstate 75 is headed to Montgomery County Jail.

“He’s going to be charged with driving off the roadway and drunk driving,” said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The driver struck the officer who was responding to a series of accidents in Miami Township, throwing him 10 to 12 feet into a grass area. He is being evaluated by hospital staff but sustained “soft tissue injuries” and “no broken bones,” Simmons said.

Police are not releasing the name of the officer who was struck at this time.

Everyone involved in the crashes that began just after 9 p.m. Saturday sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Simmons.

The first crash occurred when a semi and red impala came together, causing the impala to lose control, drive off the roadway and strike a light pole which knocked it into the roadway, Simmons said.

An SUV then braked to avoid hitting the light pole, causing a Mercedes to strike the back of the SUV, according to Simmons.

Simmons said Miami Twp. police then arrived on scene of the crashes and that’s when the officer was struck by the suspected drunk driver in the white pickup truck.

The driver was traveling southbound, drove off the right side of the roadway, striking the officer.

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“It kind of hits close to home to let you know that this profession is inherently dangerous. When you throw an impaired driver into the mix, that makes things that much worse,” Simmons said. 

UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (April 22)

The driver of a white pickup truck that struck a Miami Twp. officer is suspected of driving while impaired, said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Traffic is moving on the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, and is expected to be totally reopened within the next hour.

UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m.

The Miami Twp. police officer who was struck by a pickup truck while outside his cruiser tonight most likely will be staying the night at Kettering Medical Center, police said.

A police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”

Southbound I-75 remains shut down at Ohio 725, and the backup at one point extended to the Dryden Road exit in Moraine.

It is unclear how much longer the highway will remain closed, or when one lane will be opened to traffic, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.

A Miami Twp. police officer was struck by a truck tonight while outside of his cruiser at a crash scene.

All southbound I-75 lanes are shut down just before the Ohio 725 exit.

The officer, whose name and condition was not immediately available, was taken from the scene to Kettering Medical Center.

There was a series of three crashes tonight on the highway, the last involving the officer, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center:

At 9:20 p.m., a red sedan hit a pole, then at 9:22 p.m. a blue Subaru Forester crashed in the same area of near the Ohio 725 exit.

At 9:29 p.m. the officer who responded to the first crashes was struck by an early 1990s Chevrolet truck, gray or silver. Troopers were with the truck at the 44 mile marker.

All three crashes remain under investigation.

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Quiet Sunday, rain returns next week

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

A dry day is expected Sunday in the Dayton area, with rain returning on Monday.

Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop to near 40 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clouds may keep us from seeing Lyrid Meteor Shower tonight
  • A quiet day Sunday 
  • Chance for rain Monday-Wednesday 

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Sunday: We’ll see a little bit more sunshine, but once again passing clouds and filtered sun is expected. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

Monday: A dry start is expected, but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and the evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

>> WHIO Weather App

Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out, but you’ll want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Thursday: It should be a dry day with partly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees.

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