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Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:05 PM
A series of showers and storms that could become severe are expected hit the Miami Valley region tonight, and News Center 7 meteorologists are advising people to stay weather aware.
The biggest threat will be damaging winds and hail. The possibility of a tornado cannot be ruled out, said News Center 7 Meteorologist Carrieann Marit .
Marit warns people should not get so distracted by their surroundings that they lose sight of the weather scenario.
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“It’s always important to know what the plan is for storm safety wherever you are,” Marit said. “Many people know where their safe place is at home, but its easily overlooked while out in a public facilities.”
Marit noted the tornado that hit the Greene in Beavercreek a few years ago is a prime example of how important it is to be prepared.
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The National Weather Service suggests that if you’re out, to stay way from windows if damaging winds or large hail are approaching. Also, do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums or auditoriums.
If you’re outside, NWS suggests to go inside a sturdy building if severe thunderstorms are approaching. The agency notes sheds and storage facilities are not safe, and taking shelter under a tree can be deadly. The tree could fall on you. Standing under a tree can increase your risk of getting struck by lightning.
If you’re in a vehicle, you’re safer than being outside, according to NWS. However, the agency suggests you drive to the closest secure shelter if you have enough time.
No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area, according to the NWS website. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
When you hear thunder, you should immediately move to safe shelter such as a large building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.
Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.
If you’re indoors, avoid lying on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls.
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Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
PIQUA — A 34-year-old man is in police custody after he reportedly robbed a Burger King in Piqua late Monday night.
Steven A. Bixler is currently in Miami County Jail on a robbery charge after officials say he entered the business on Covington Avenue around 10 p.m., displayed a knife and left the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of money.
Bixler was caught a short time later by Piqua police.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
TODAY: Scattered showers push back in this morning with wet roads for the morning commute, however, no major problems are expected. Breezy and mostly cloudy for the day as temperatures reach into the upper 50s, which is cooler than normal. Showers become more isolated by late afternoon and a passing shower or two are possible overnight.
WEDNESDAY: A shower or two will come down before dawn. It’ll be dry for the day with temperatures reaching back near 60 degrees. Clouds break through the afternoon for some sunshine.
THURSDAY: A nice, dry day from start to finish with highs in the low 60s. Expect sunshine and a few clouds as well.
FRIDAY: It’ll be dry, early with sunshine with highs peaking in the middle 60s. Clouds increase late in the day with a possible evening rain shower, but it will not be widespread.
SATURDAY: A pleasant, dry start of the weekend with afternoon sunshine and highs in the low 60s.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:31 AM
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Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:38 AM
OHIO — A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination, and Ohio is included in the list of 15 states.
According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, W.Va., is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.
In addition to Ohio, the ice pops were distributed to retail grocers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The ice pop products, sold 12 to a pack, were delivered between April 5 and April 19, US Recall News reports.
The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through D10018B.
The Sugar Free Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9, and have lot codes D09318A through D10018B.
So far, there are no reported illnesses or incidents involving the product.
Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and is especially dangerous to the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. While a pregnant woman may experience mild, flu-like symptoms, the illness caused by Listeria -- called listeriosis -- can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery or life-threatening infection in newborns.
Symptoms in people besides pregnant women can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.