Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 PM


            Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. STAFF FILE/2015
            Michael D. Pitman
Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. STAFF FILE/2015(Michael D. Pitman)

Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes.

All four northbound lanes on the bridge will be reopened by 5 a.m. Aug. 25.

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Crews will begin restoring the northbound (lower) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge back to a four-lane travel configuration this week, but specific timing has yet to be determined. Officials say they’ll need to reduce northbound travel to just one lane at some point in the week.

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All current ramp closures will also remain in place until 5 a.m. Aug. 25. These include:

In Ohio:

  • I-71/U.S. Route 50 ramp to I-71/75 south (via Fort Washington Way)
  • Third Street ramp in Cincinnati to I-71/75 south

In Kentucky:

  • Fourth Street ramp in Covington to I-71/75 North
  • I-71/75 south to Erlanger / KY 236 Exits 184, 184A and 184B

The 60-day project started June 23. Officials in charge of the project said additional maintenance work will continue on the bridge through November with periodic lane closures taking place at night.

One person transported to hospital after stabbing in Trotwood

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

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At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital early Wednesday following the report of a stabbing at the Wingate at Belle Meadows Apartments in Trotwood.

Police and medics were called late Tuesday night to a report of a woman stabbed.

Crews were dispatched around 11:50 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Outer Belle Drive.

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According to initial reports, a caller heard glass breaking and a woman screaming.

Additional details were not available on scene. We will continue to follow this story.

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Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

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Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Caribbean and is set to pass over much the same area devastated by Hurricane Irma nearly two weeks ago.

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Middletown police: Beware tree-trimming scam

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

Middletown police are warning residents of “unscrupulous tree trimmers” who have been taking advantage of elderly people.

The police department posted its warning Tuesday on its Facebook page.

One incident was thwarted, but the culprits were paid in another incident.

Police remind residents that door-to-door solicitors need a permit in the city. Call police if tree trimmers knock on your door uninvited.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers tips to avoid tree-trimming scams. Beware of a tree trimmer who:

  • Comes to your door unexpectedly
  • Says your trees are diseased
  • Requires a large down payment
  • Accepts only cash or check
  • Says nothing about your right to cancel
  • Starts work immediately

Sidney businessman accused of not paying people in Piqua

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:32 PM

Duaine E. Liette
MIAMI COUNTY JAIL
Duaine E. Liette(MIAMI COUNTY JAIL)

A 57-year-old Sidney businessman is facing numerous felony theft charges after multiple people claimed he hired them to do work but didn’t pay them.

Duaine E. Liette has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Miami County Municipal Court. He was arraigned Friday on four felony theft charges and three misdemeanor theft counts and was released from custody on his own recognizance.

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The cases were related to complaints from June 2015, June 2017 and July 2017, in which people stated they were hired to complete work for Liette but never received payment, according to Piqua police and court records.

Piqua police arrested Liette on Thursday at 1037 Broadway St., in Piqua. The house is owned by Sidney-based real estate company American Land Investments, of which Liette is listed as its principal; the business also has the same address as Liette’s residence, records show.

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Piqua police are urging anyone else who believe they may be victims to call 937-440-9111.