ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Wale Aliyu
- Ann Reynolds
High: 90 Winds: SSW 5-10 Light
Tonight: Few More Clouds, Warmer and Muggy.
Low: 69 Winds: SW 3-6 mph
Wednesday: Showers & Storms in the Morning ...
Cold Weather Affects Your Car
WEST CARROLLTON -- Turning on your car can be a game of Russian roulette with your battery.
Especially when temperatures are hitting well below zero degrees.
"I'm in here for a battery, dead battery," said Shawn Grabeman.
That's Grabeman's story and he's sticking to it.
"Tried to start it at 4 this morning and it was just click, click, click, click, nothing came on and that was it," said Grabeman, "I knew exactly what it was at that point."
He's not the only one dealing with a dead battery.
"This is like preparing for the Super Bowl for us," said Cindy Antrican of AAA.
AAA is fully staffed and ready to help those dealing with the affects of old man winter on vehicles.
"Since midnight last night we've gotten over 600 calls," said Antrican.
The exact number is 650, and to put that into perspective over the weekend they had 1,000 calls.
"We're seeing a lot of frozen doors," she said.
"They sell de-icers, we sell a few here in the store, Prestone, we sell a NAPA de-icer, they're made for that, it lubricates that and keeps it from actually freezing," said Patrick Johnson, NAPA Auto Parts Store Manager in Training.
If you don't want to go to the auto parts store and buy de-icer, use something we have in our kitchen, pan spray, just spray the rubber black part of the door, and it'll keep it from freezing.
Johnson and his crew at NAPA Auto Parts in West Carrollton have also had their share of calls, and people coming in.
"People go into panic mode when they're waiting until the last minute to do these things and then they come in and then they want the antifreeze, the batteries, de-icers," said Johnson.
Even if your battery dies, Johnson says don't go into panic mode just yet.
"If it ain't happening and you don't have to be out in it, don't go out in it. It's cold. You can get frostbite within 10 minutes," said Grabeman.
Something else you want to keep in mind when it gets this cold: Make sure your gas tank is at least half full, that will keep the fuel lines from freezing.
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Federal appeals court deals blow to health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a big decision concerning the big business of health care.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"SONS OF ANARCHY" GUEST STARS FOR FINAL SEASON
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Malcolm-Jamal Warner won't be anything like a Cosby kid in his next role.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Nineteen-year-old Francesca Aiello (ah-YEHL'-oh) is making waves with her bikinis.
IN THE NEWS: U.S. EMBASSY APOLOGIZES FOR STAFFER TWEET
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Whoops!
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 pm ... Celebrity Wife Swap
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline