Carlisle will consider another 6-month moratorium on medical marijuana (except for one sliver)

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:53 PM


            Carlisle Village Council Tuesday considered the continuation of its medical marijuana moratorium for another six months. The emergency legislation does allow for one 10-acre parcel in the Carlisle Business Park to be excluded from the moratorium as the village has a pending land sale to a medical marijuana interest. Although Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC did not receive a large growers license from the state, it had expressed an interest in developing a processing facility. Those licenses have not yet been awarded by the state. ED RICHTER/STAFF
Carlisle Village Council Tuesday considered the continuation of its medical marijuana moratorium for another six months. The emergency legislation does allow for one 10-acre parcel in the Carlisle Business Park to be excluded from the moratorium as the village has a pending land sale to a medical marijuana interest. Although Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC did not receive a large growers license from the state, it had expressed an interest in developing a processing facility. Those licenses have not yet been awarded by the state. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Carlisle Village Council will consider continuing its medical marijuana moratorium for another six months at its meeting tonight.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 760 Central Ave.

Council initially approved the ban on Feb. 14, 2017 and extended it another six months on Aug. 8. It prohibits the issuance of permits for the establishment of retail dispensaries, cultivators and processors so village staff can study the new law and the related issues to make a final determination and prepare any necessary regulations.

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The pending emergency legislation does allow for one 10-acre parcel in the village-owned Carlisle Business Park to be excluded from the moratorium as the village has a pending land sale to a medical marijuana interest.

Last June, council voted to rescind a portion of moratorium for that particular parcel.

Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC had developed plans for a large growing operation pending approval of a state license. The organization was not among the 12 cultivators receiving permits for large growers in November.

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Last fall, Ohio Craft Cultivators expressed an interest in establishing a processing facility as part of its proposed large growing facility. However, council did not make any decisions on that proposal which received opposition from the community.

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Village Manager Julie Duffy said the proposed land sale remains in the option period and that Ohio Craft Cultivators has not contacted the village on any plans for the property.

MORE: Carlisle residents voice concerns about medical marijuana facility

“We’ve reached out to their attorneys to find out what their future plans are for the land,” she said. “We are supposed to hear from them before council meets tonight.”

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Stanford students protest school, Brock Turner case

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Group holds protest at Stanford related to Brock Turner case

Students of Stanford University protested the school in connection with the Brock Turner case for the way the school planned to honor the woman he assaulted in 2015.

The group of student protesters read passages from a letter written by the woman known as “Emily Doe” to the court Friday. 

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“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety.”

A plaque in “Doe’s” honor was to be installed, but the university reportedly refused to use her chosen quotes.

A Stanford University spokesman said two quotes could not be accepted because they would be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.

Turner spent three months in jail for the assault and lives in Greene County as a registered sex offender.

He appealed his conviction and has asked for a new trial.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

Flooding causes driving concern in Miami Valley

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

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“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

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On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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Dunkin' Donuts introducing Girl Scout Cookie-flavored coffees

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:34 AM

Girl Scout Sells More Than 300 Boxes of Cookies Near Pot Dispensary

If you like flavored coffee and Girl Scout Cookies, you might be in luck.

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that by Monday, Feb. 26, it will be selling three new flavored coffees inspired by Girl Scout Cookies.

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Those flavors include Thin Mints, Coconut Caramel and Peanut Butter Cookie. These flavors will not just be limited to standard coffees.

Dunkin’ Donuts said in a Friday press release that iced and hot coffee, lattes, macchiatos, frozen coffee and frozen chocolate can all have Girl Scout Cookie flavors.

People on social media seem pretty excited about the news.

You’ll have to see for yourself if a Dunkin’ Donuts near you will be participating. If so, the coffees will be around through May.

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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