Cold challenges crews fighting Clark County fire

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 4:05 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 7:10 AM

SCENE Crews fight fire in Springfield Twp.

UPDATE @7:10 a.m.

Fire officials said a wood burning stove may be the cause of a fire that destroyed a Springfield Twp. home early Wednesday morning.

The fire also damaged a neighboring house that was vacant, officials said.

With temperatures hovering around zero, officials said fire equipment froze up, making it more difficult to put out the fire. 

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UPDATE @5:30 a.m.

Two people were able to escape a house when it caught fire in Springfield Twp. early Wednesday morning.

Fire officials have been fighting the fire defensively since arriving on scene shortly before 4 a.m. Flames were initially showing from the rear, but the fire spread quickly through the entire house, officials said.

A salt truck is on scene treating the roadway for frozen water. Several firefighters have fallen on ice on the scene, according to our crews.

Extra vehicles and coffee has been brought in to the scene to help keep firefighters warm.

UPDATE @4:43 a.m.

Flames and heavy smoke are visible from a house fire in Springfield Twp.

Crews continue to fight heavy fire at the scene more than 45 minutes after the blaze was reported.

We have a crew on scene, and this story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

>> News from the Springfield Bureau

FIRST REPORT

Crews are responding to a working structure fire in Springfield Twp.

The fire was reported shortly before 4 a.m. on Omega Street. Mutual aid has been requested to the scene.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Crews respond to report of partial structure collapse in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:54 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Woman falls through porch in Dayton

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m.

A 40-year-old woman fell through a concrete porch this evening and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The woman was a visitor to the duplex in the 1400 block of Hochwalt Avenue.

The woman’s injuries are considered not life-threatening, and a building inspector has been called, Dayton fire officials said.

Yellow caution tape has been placed on the porch.

FIRST REPORT

Crews were called this evening to a report of a partial structure collapse.

The incident was reported around 5:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of Hochwalt Avenue in Dayton.

According to initial reports, a woman fell through a porch when it caved in. 

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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

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1 injured when Jeep rams into house on South Bird Road in Clark County

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:36 PM

1 injured when Jeep rams into Clark County house

UPDATE @ 1:27 p.m.: One person has been taken to a hospital after a Jeep rammed into a house on South Bird Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. 

According to the preliminary investigation, a female was driving north when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and rammed the front of the house, where the resident was asleep. 

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That resident has been taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, suffering from minor injuries. The driver was not injured, according to troopers. 

South Bird Road will be shut down at Laybourne Road in both directions until further notice.

INITIAL REPORT

Police, sheriff’s deputies, OSP and the gas company are on the scene of a car into a house in the 200 block of South Bird and Laybourne roads in Springfield Twp.

The incident occurred moments ago. Unknown on injuries.

We will update this developing report as we get information.

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Teenager on bicycle struck by vehicle in Dayton, taken to hospital

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:04 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:21 PM

Child on bicycle struck by vehicle

UPDATE @ 5:16 p.m.: The child struck is a teenager and police are indicating that he may have been at fault. 

The investigation is continuing, police said. 

The driver was not injured, but there was damage to the front end of the car.

INITIAL REPORT

A child who was on a bicycle has been taken to children's hospital after the child was struck by a vehicle on Otterbein Avenue at Ruskin Road. 

The incident was reported just after 4:30 p.m. 

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We're hearing the child's injuries are non-life threatening. 

Police are investigating. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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How to save on your teen’s auto insurance rate

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 4:28 PM

Students sit in an area driver's education class.
Students sit in an area driver's education class.

The cost to add a teen driver to an auto insurance plan in Ohio is more than the national average, but there are ways to save.

Many parents don't realize how pricey it will be, according to Bellbrook mom Tacy Keller. 

Her premium jumped after her son got a ticket, and she will be adding her daughter, Olivia, to her plan this year. 

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"I don't think most of them take into consideration how much they'll be spending. It's more the convenience. 'I'm not going to be running them to practices and running them to work," Keller said. 

Premiums jump 86 percent when a teen driver is added in Ohio, that's higher than the national average of 82 percent, according to a study by Insurance Quotes. 

"The reason for that is your first year of driving, your probability of having a crash is very high," but there are ways parents can save on their teens portion of the premium, said Sharon Fife, president of D&D Driving School in Kettering. 

"I would definitely not buy them a new car. I would also definitely not buy them a car in their name because many insurance companies now rate per your credit score and a new driver isn't going to have the credit rating that an experienced parent would have," said Fife. 

Other costs cutters include B average or above grades, electronic driving monitors and avoiding tickets and accidents. 

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Insurance expenses are a concern for driving student Helen Souder of Oakwood. 

"I'm thinking about costs all the time and how much money I'll spend for driving," Souder said. 

For parents of boys, the sticker shock is much higher. 

Adding a male driver is about 20 percent more expensive than adding a female driver, according to the study.

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