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Is your Deck, Porch ready for Use?

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:36

MIAMISBURG -- If your weren't shoveling the snow off your deck regularly you could pay for it now. How can you ensure your home's structure is ready for use?
Experts say snow and moisture breaks down the wood and cause the deck to give way.

"If you can't see underneath the structure we just go through and do a test where we basically seeing if everything stable and nothings broke," Richard Weese, Deck Renewal Systems owner, explained Monday. "A deck should be checked every season because the winter elements could give way."

Richard Weese has been installing and inspecting decks for 22 years .We had Richard inspect a deck today like he says you should do to yours ASAP.

Step one - make sure the structure is attached to the house properly.

"It shouldn't be off-balance it should be perfectly straight so if we put a level out here it should be level," Weese explained.

Step two - check the support beams and deck planks.

"Movement around the perimeter like this will give you an idea if anything. This is solid. It wasn't you would feel it moving," Weese said while inspecting a Miamisburg porch. "The boards will expand from cold to the warm and that's where we get the stress cracks."

Experts say you should clean and seal or stain every 2 to 3 years. Its not just to make the wood pretty, the layer protects from the elements preventing mildew and wear.

If your porch doesn't pass any of the tests, call an expert before use.

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2 Men Trapped After Awning Collapses on Them

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:51

DAYTON -- The Dayton Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a roof awning that collapsed on top of two workers.

The accident happened off Wyoming and St. Paul streets after workers were adding railings to the porch.

Fire officials say one man was able to crawl out, but a second had to be rescued.

That man is expected to be okay.

Authorities with the city's building inspection say the men did not have a permit to work on the vacant apartment building.

They say people need to be aware of rotting wood, water damage and termite damage on structures with old wood.

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Nylabone Recalls Dog Treat Over Salmonella Risk

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:10

RECALL ALERT -- If you've got a puppy at home, check your treat drawer. You need to know which treats could put dogs and humans at risk for salmonella.
A new pet recall means dog owners will want to check the treat drawer. Nylabone dog chews sold in a Puppy Starter Kit are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration says there's a potential risk that dogs or humans handling the bone-shaped chews could be infected.

The recall is voluntary and no illnesses have been linked to the product. Symptoms of salmonella infection include lethargy, fever, vomiting and bowel upset.

The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

Packages carrying the lot number 21935 are affected.

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West Carrollton Testing Tornado Sirens Today

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:51

WEST CARROLLTON -- The City of West Carrollton plans to test its tornado sirens at noon today.

The test had been rescheduled last week because of weather.

The sirens will be tested using the city of Centerville’s Dispatch Center. “This test will allow us to make any adjustments prior to having our dispatch transfer to Centerville on Thursday, April 30,” Fire Chief Chris Barnett said.

Other fire department changes that will go into effect on April 30 include the renumbering of West Carrollton’s fire stations in accordance with the Montgomery County system. Station 1 at 125 W. Central Ave., will be designated as Station 56. Station 2, at 1700 S. Alex Rd, will be designated as Station 57. The medic vehicles, engines, and other apparatus will also receive new numbers in conjunction with the county’s numbering system.

“This will help to avoid any confusion in communications between different jurisdictions who might have previously had the same station or vehicle numbers,” Barnett said.

For more information, call Fire Administration office at 937-847-4645.

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Count of Botulism Cases Tied to Ohio Church Meal Rises

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:34

LANCASTER (AP) -- The numbers of confirmed and suspected cases of botulism tied to a central Ohio church potluck have risen as officials try to pinpoint the source of the illnesses.

An Ohio Department of Health spokesman tells The Columbus Dispatch another person has been diagnosed, bringing the total confirmed cases to 21. He says another suspected case also was reported this weekend, raising that count to 10.

A 55-year-old woman died after the April 19 potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster.

The health department has said six food samples retrieved from a garbage bag at the church tested positive for botulism. Four were potato salad; the others were macaroni and cheese and pasta salad. More testing was to be done to determine which food initially was contaminated.

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Speedway Clerk Held at Gunpoint in Miami Township

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:11

MIAMI TOWNSHIP -- An armed robber is on the run after putting a gun to a Speedway cashier's head.

One of the employees was held at gunpoint until the man took off with the cash. It happened around 2:30 Monday morning (April 27, 2015) on State Route 741 and Alex Bell in Miami Township.

Police say the suspect entered the Speedway armed with a gun. The employee says she heard him come in but was not looking at him, that is when he placed the gun up to her head and demanded cash.

Police say the man then filled his bag with the cash from the register and ran out of the gas station toward an apartment complex nearby.

When police got to the scene they brought in a K-9 and tracked the man to the apartment complex but lost his scent.

The employee told police that the man had braids and was wearing a green camouflaged hunting jacket, which is similar to the robbery suspect last week at a Speedway in West Carrollton.

Right now, police are reviewing surveillance video to get a better description of the man. At this point, they do not have a description of a car.

The cashier was not injured during the incident.

If you noticed anything during the robbery please contact police.

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