Weather shuffles football games, stops Air Force 5k


Stormy weather forced the cancellation of the Air Force Marathon 5k and caused the postponement of several high school football games Friday night.

The 5k hosted by Wright State University was delayed at about 6 p.m. because of heavy rain moving through the area and then canceled just after 6:30 p.m., said Daryl Mayer, spokesman with the U.S. Air Force.

The 10k, half and full marathons scheduled for Saturday morning will go off as planned, he said.

Jamie Simpson, Storm Center 7 chief meteorologist, said there could be some light rain at the start of the marathon.

On the football field, several games that were postponed have been rescheduled for Saturday:
Miami East at Arcanum-Butler will begin at 11 a.m.
Troy vs. Springfield at Springfield will be played at 5 p.m.

Stebbins at Graham will begin at 5 p.m.
Shawnee at Northwest will begin at 6 p.m.
Tecumseh at Urbana will be played at 7:30 p.m.

One person was taken to a hospital early Friday evening when a passenger car heading to Dayton from Indiana crashed on eastbound Interstate 70 and ended up along an embankment, said Sgt. David Robison with the Ohio Highway Patrol.

A male passenger in the car complained of neck and back pain, Robison said. The woman driver and two children in the car were not injured.

The woman told troopers she hydroplaned, went off the right side of the interstate, hit a guardrail and ended up facing the wrong direction, the sergeant said.

Showers and thunderstorm that were expected to develop late Friday afternoon dumped heavy rain, an inch or more, from Richmond, Ind., in Wayne County through New Bremen in Auglaize County, the National Weather Service reported. Strong thunderstorms were reported also in Shelby, northwest Miami and central Auglaize counties just before 5 p.m., according to the weather service.

A flood advisory for Auglaize and Shelby counties was canceled at about 10:40 p.m.

The heat and humidity caused a few of the storms to be severe.

Much more rain is expected to pick up again overnight, said Simpson, and rainfall totals could exceed 2 inches by the time the rain ends early Saturday.



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