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Boil advisory lifted for parts of Miamisburg

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

City crews look for source of problem while parents scramble to pick up children

UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Feb. 11): A Boil Water Advisory for parts of Miamisburg that was issued Friday is now lifted, according to officials. 

UPDATE @ 3:46 p.m. (Feb. 10): A Boil Advisory issued on Friday for parts of Miamisburg is still in effect, according to officials.

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Per a release, the advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least noon on Sunday. 

The Public Works Hotline for Miamisburg informs affected residents that it is safe to shower and do laundry, but they should boil drinking water for two minutes.

We will continue to monitor when the advisory is lifted. 

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.

A broken valve is believed to be the source of water issues in Miamisburg Friday, according to Gary Giles, Public Information Officer for the City of Miamisburg. 

“At this time, it is believed that a broken valve has caused an interruption in the distribution of drinking water. Repairs are underway,” Giles said in an email Friday. 

Crews hope to have the repairs completed and water service restored to all by tonight. 

A boil advisory has been issued for an estimated 1,000 people in effect until further notice, according to Giles. 

The city will also be distributing free bottled water from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave. 

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UPDATE @ noon:

Miamisburg public works personnel are working near the Great Miami River in the area of the city’s well fields, but as noon approached a location of the problem had not been determined, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg Public Information Officer.

“I can’t pinpoint it yet. I don’t have the information where we can say who’s affected and who isn’t,” he said.

However, city councilwoman Sarah Clark wrote in a Facebook post on a Miamisburg community group page that the issue is due to a broken valve.

“There was a broken valve at the wellfield, water has been shut off at the source for a large portion of residents, unfortunately water will remain off the majority of the day,” Clark wrote in the post.

The water service problems includes the Miamisburg Civic Center, where city workers were fielding a “steady” amount of calls this morning from impacted customers.

Giles said the city regrets the issue and is working to resolve the problem.

INITIAL REPORT:

Three elementary schools in Miamisburg will be forced to dismiss early Friday due to water issues reported in the city, according to district Director of Business Services Scott Gilbert. 

The city posted on Facebook around 10 a.m. that multiple residents and businesses were reporting a lack of water pressure or no water service this morning. 

Crews were still working to identify the source of the problem and a boil advisory would likely be issued once the source was identified. 

Bear, Kinder, and Mark Twain elementary schools will be releasing at 11 a.m., Gilbert said. There will also be no afternoon kindergarten at any Miamisburg school, according to the district. 

Students who are not picked up by parents, unable to be dropped off at a designated place, or cannot be released at that time will be transported to Medlar View Elementary. Parents may go to Medlar View to pick up their students or we will transport them home at the end of the day.

All PM kindergarten in the district is cancelled for today.

City officials said the northwest and downtown areas of the city have reported issues, however stressed the issues may not be limited to those areas.

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more. 

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for some in region until Tuesday morning

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:36 PM

Hail, gusty winds and heavy rain the main concern with storms this evening.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Flash Flood Watch for Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene and Warren continues until 6 a.m. Tuesday 
  • Rain slowly ends overnight
  • Few more showers or storms Tuesday 
  • 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

OVERNIGHT: Some lingering rain from Monday night will slowly taper to the south and east. The flooding threat remains until the wet weather comes to an end. Look for the weather to remain mild and muggy, with lows in the middle 60s.

Flash Flood Watch issued for Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene and Warren counties until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TUESDAY: Partly sunny, warm and muggy again with a chance of a few passing showers or storms, mainly during the peak heating of the day. The threat for severe weather is low, but areas to the south and east of Dayton could see an isolated strong to severe storm with gusty winds and hail. Highs for the day should climb to about 80. A cold front will pass through and high pressure settles in for the night. Skies will clear, humidity will drop and temperatures will fall into the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY: Finally, dry and comfortable with a mix of sun and clouds. A high in the upper 70s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and nice, with highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY: A great way to finish the week with lots of sunshine and high temperatures. Highs in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and a bit more humid. Chance of a few pop-up shower or storms into the afternoon. Highs in the middle 80s.

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Cincinnati State to launch avionics technician program in Middletown

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:05 PM

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Middletown will launch an avionics technician training program this fall.

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The new program will be announced Tuesday at the Cincinnati State Board of Trustees meeting at Cincinnati State Middletown at 3:15 p.m.

The city of Middletown and MADE are investing $72,000 for the avionics lab, according to a press release from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Those interested in a career in the avionics industry can obtain fundamental skills through the program, according to the release.

Avionics Technicians install, repair and maintain electronic components such as navigation or communications systems found on different aircraft including helicopters, airplanes, jets and drones. They also work in the aerospace parts industry, according to the release.

Avionics technicians are listed as an in-demand career in Ohio with entry-level salary positions averaging at $43,000, the release said. Experienced workers make an average of $85,000.

Anyone interested in enrolling into the program can get more information by calling 513-217-3700 or at the college’s website.

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Driver reportedly trapped in semitrailer crash in Logan County

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:09 PM

Deputies and a medic unit are on the scene of a semitrailer crash that left the driver trapped and forced the shutdown of state Route 292 north of West Mansfield in Logan County.

The driver's condition is not known. 

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The accident was dispatched about 9:45 p.m. as a motor vehicle crash at state Route 292 and County Road 50, north and east of Bellefontaine. 

The semi is in a field, on its side and diesel fuel is leaking, we're hearing. A hazardous materials unit has been requested. 

State Route 292 will be closed until further notice, according to Logan County Sheriff's Dispatch. 

We will update this developing report as warranted. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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

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Weather related power outages reported in Logan and Clark Counties

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:44 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:01 PM

Storms take down wires

UPDATE @ 9:54 p.m.:

The top of a pole was struck by lightning, causing the second large outage that occurred at 7:22 p.m. in Bellefontaine. 

Lightning damaged the pole and a transformer, causing 287 customers to lose power, Millhouse said.

Power was restored to all customers except one. Millhouse said crews are making final repairs and hopes to have power fully restored by midnight.

UPDATE @ 9:37 p.m.:

Approximately 86 customers are without power in Clark Co., 77 in Pleasant Township, according to the FirstEnergy outage map.

Trees and power lines are down in the 4200 block of Runyan Road, county dispatch has confirmed.

UPDATE @ 9:13 p.m.:

Two large outages affected two different parts of South Main Street in Bellefontaine within two minutes of each other, according to Director of Operations Kelly Millhouse of DP&L.

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DP&L crews found blown fuses due to heavy lightening at the first outage reported at 7:20 p.m. in a predominately commercial area of town, Millhouse said.

All 373 customers have had their power restored except for one, said Millhouse.

The second outage occurred two minutes later at 7:22 p.m. and affected 287 customers in a predominantly residential area, according to Millhouse.

Multiple crews are currently patrolling the area of South Main Street near Cross Pointe Circle and South Detroit Street to determine the cause, Millhouse said.

Millhouse said it shouldn’t be too long for restoration but does not have an estimated time of restoration.

FIRST REPORT:

Nearly 373 customers were reported without power in the Bellefontaine area around 7:20 p.m. Monday, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

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Logan County dispatchers said they believe the outages were weather related.

Estimated restoration time is currently reported to be midnight, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

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

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