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Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 10:16 AM
— The opening of the Cinépolis Dayton cinema at Austin Landing adds another entertainment option to the sprawling complex in Miami Twp.
The $12 million, 12-screen theater operated by the Dallas-based Cinépolis USA is the company’s first Ohio site. The theater also adds to the mix that Austin Landing and local officials like to call a “live, work and play” environment.
Here are five things to know about Austin Landing:
-It has more than a dozen dining/entertainment options. Most of these locations are either near – or surround – The Park at Austin Landing. Three other yet-to-be announced restaurants are planned at a two-story, 19,000 square foot site approved on the park’s north side.
-More than 2,500 people work within the development. Workers occupy tens of thousands of square of office space leased by more than 20 companies, including Teradata, one of the township’s major employers.
VisCap Development President Larry Dillin, Austin Landing’s manager, has said as much as 90 percent of the complex’s office space is expected to be under lease by the end of 2017.
- A $35 million luxury apartment complex – The Flats at Austin Landing – opened late last year and has more than 270 units. The complex, set on 4.33 acres, offers studio and 1- and 2-bedroom units ranging in size from 496 square feet to 1,155 square feet. Monthly leases go from $890 to $1,905.
- The complex is bicycle friendly. Austin Landing is surrounded by routes on a regional bike path. The complex has a 1,300 square foot stone bike hub on the edge of the park. The hub includes space for at least 20 bikes, air-conditioned rest rooms, lockers, benches, a repair station and a water fountain.
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- Safety, parking and access upgrades have been made. More than $500,000 in improvements have been made to improve pedestrian access and traffic flow, the latter of which has long been a criticism of the development. This work includes signage, more visible crosswalks and more streamlined access to the parking garage.
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Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:08 AM
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top of itself – is predicted to miss our planet, according to Metro. However, it will pass relatively close in terms of outer space.
NASA classifies any space object surpassing 459 feet wide and passing within 4,660,000 miles of Earth as "hazardous," according to a 2013 report on the space agency's website. There are about 1,000 such known space objects monitored by NASA.
This asteroid is more than eight times wider than the minimum (3,696 feet) and will pass within just over half the minimum distance (2,615,128 miles) to our planet.
For a reference point, the moon orbits Earth at a distance of about 238,855 miles.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:21 AM
— Another meteor may have lit up the sky late Wednesday night.
Several reports have come into our newsroom of a bright flash that shot across the sky just before midnight. People from Englewood, Marysville and Randolph County, Ind. have said they saw the bright flash, with some saying it was bright blue or blue/green.
The American Meteor Society received several reports of a meteor in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky.
A meteor was spotted in Ohio, Michigan and Canada late Tuesday.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:13 AM
OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was back at it again with the jokes (and insults) as Georgia woke up to a messy wintry mix Wednesday, prompting schools, businesses and nearly three-fourths of the state’s roadways to close.
Stay home. Just STAY HOMEPosted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State government offices are remaining closed for non-essential personnel Thursday across the 83 counties affected by winter weather, Gov. Nathan Deal said.
Although the weather’s no joke, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office brought some humor to its Facebook page on what many found to be a frustrating snow day.
“I know you need cigarettes, beer and wine to get you through having your kids at home. Can you just do without for a day? Stay home,” one post read.
In another post, the office noted the multiple morning crashes due to the inclement weather. “Body shops and wrecker companies just love y’all.”
There is an incoming ballistic missile...er, wait. That was the wrong button. Ok. Got it now. Oconee County Government is closed today due to weather.Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
If a Deputy is directing you to not travel down a roadway, he or she probably has a good reason for doing so. The fact that you are from Wisconsin and “this ain’t sh..” is really not pertinent.Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I know what y'all are doing. You looked out the window and saw your driveway and the 87 feet of road you can see looks...Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
While most readers lauded the sheriff’s office for its jokes, some found the announcements to be disrespectful.
“Government entity at its finest. Oconee, be respectful! We all feel what you are saying, however, some of the things you are saying are offense considering you are a government office and serving the public (those stupid beer and cigarette runners). Thank you!” commenter Wendi Turpen Hood wrote.
Another commenter, Nikki Giamarino, noted some serious implications of bad weather.
“My employer called off work. But what about people who’s employer didn’t? What about single parents who cannot afford to lose their jobs due to absence? I wish the world was a kinder place,” she wrote.
This isn’t the first time the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has garnered attention for its humor.
Following Georgia’s win against Auburn last month, the office wrote, “Show proof you graduated from Auburn and we will discount your speeding tickets by 5 miles per hour,” the post said. “Y'all have had enough of a beating today.”
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
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