Settlement paves way for RTA buses at The Greene

Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 5:39 PM
Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 5:39 PM

A settlement in a fair housing dispute requiring a developer to retrofit apartments for people with disabilities at The Greene Town Center, also provides an easement for public transit to operate buses inside the Beavercreek shopping mall.

Mark Donaghy, executive director of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, hopes to have buses operating in The Greene by this summer, but said there may be obstacles.

“My sense is that we still have to go through a process with the city of Beavercreek,” Donaghy said.

The transit authority, a year ago, sought permission to cross the Montgomery County line into Beaverceek to make stops at The Greene, but could not work a deal. The transit company also is waiting for federal investigators to determine if the Beavercreek City Council violated the civil rights of area African-Americans by denying RTA’s request to install three bus stops near the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

Chuck Villa, spokesman for The Greene, said that once RTA reaches an agreement with the city, management at the center will find a way to accommodate bus traffic.

Steve McHugh, Beavercreek’s law director, said the city just received the 43-page settlement document on Friday and he would not comment, until after he had time to study it.

According to the settlement approved by Judge Thomas A. Rose, U. S. District Court for the Southern District, developer Steiner & Associates, must make enhancements to 395 apartment units in three states — including Gilbert Court at The Greene — to make them accessible.

The case began in 2008 after an investigation by a group that included the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center Inc. found architectural barriers at three of Steiner’s town centers. Steep slopes on sidewalks in The Greene at the entrance off Stroop Road (where the closest RTA bus stop is located) was one issue, Jim McCarthy, president/CEO of the Miami Valley Fair Housing said.

“For people with disabilities, public transportation can be more important than to others who are more mobile,” McCarthy said. “Steiner stepped up to the plate. I hope the city of Beavercreek is not going to be an impediment in us realizing this.”

RTA has mapped a route for its 40-foot buses with access near the Rave Cinemas at The Greene. Buses would travel south on Stroop Road, to east on Glengarry Drive, then stop on Chestnut Street, before exiting the shopping center on Beech Street.

Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 3:36 PM

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Pasco County Sheriff's Office
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A woman in the Tampa area allegedly stole items from a home on Sunday and then threatened to sue the owner when she got hurt. 

Pasco County Sheriff deputies said Julie Upright stole 42 loading decorative blocks that were in the yard of the home, Bay News 9 reports.

The victim said the stolen blocks were worth $10 each and part of a remodeling project, according to Bay News 9. He caught Upright taking the blocks in the front yard. 

Upright told deputies that she thought the blocks were “trash” and threatened to sue the owner because she hurt her back while loading them into her car. 

Deputies took her to the local jail on charges of grand theft. 

Read more at baynews9.com

Moraine officer-involved shooting: 5 questions we’re asking

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

Sky 7 footage of the Signal 99 in Moraine

Two Moraine police officers fired their weapons at a 23-year-old man Friday, killing him on scene, police said.

Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said the man — identified by the Montgomery County Coroner as Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton — pointed a gun at officers, who were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive.

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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting, a BCI spokeswoman told this news organization.

Moraine shooting: Man killed identified

Richardson said the Moraine department will have more information in a later press conference.

Here are five outstanding questions about this morning’s shooting in Moraine:

1. What type of gun did the man shot have? Moraine police said that “the officers located the suspect in the vehicle, the suspect pointed a handgun at the officers and two Moraine police officers responded with gunfire.” Police have not said what type of handgun McShann had.

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2. What warnings, if any, were officers able to give the suspect? We do not know if officers were able to warn the man to drop the gun before shooting him.

3. Who are the officers who fired at the man? This newsroom has asked for more information about the officers who fired at McShann. Specifically, we’ve asked for their personnel files and whether they are still on-duty. Typically after an officer-involved shooting, the officer will go on an administrative leave during the investigation.

4. When was Moraine’s last officer-involved shooting? The Dayton Daily News I-Team’s database of officer involved shootings does not list any Moraine police shootings. Using news coverage and other records, the I-Team’s database keeps a tally of all known area officer-involved shootings since 1995.

5. What is McShann’s background? We are seeking more information about the man shot to death.

Thief unwittingly leaves wallet, photo ID at crime scene

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

A thief unwittingly turned himself in after leaving his wallet behind after leaving a Dayton store.

Police said they were dispatched to Dollar General on 2312 N. Main St. in Dayton around 8 a.m. Saturday, and found a wallet left behind by one of the suspects. Police found several items with the suspect’s name on them, including a photo ID. 

The second suspect was identified as a heavyset man between 30 and 40, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. The suspect ran away on foot south through the nearby alley, appearing to have several items hidden under his sweatshirt. 

According to reports, police found hangers with five children’s outfits near the wallet, as well as three packs of Ivory soap and a Halloween mask.

Dayton K-9 unit searching for armed robbery suspect

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

UPDATE @ 10:32 a.m.

Police continue to search for the suspect in a reported armed robbery at a Dayton Dollar General Saturday morning.

Dispatchers said police have yet to find a person matching the description of the suspect.

INITIAL REPORT

Dayton police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a South Gettysburg business at gunpoint Saturday morning, according to dispatchers. 

Crews were dispatched to the Dollar General at 888 South Gettysburg Avenue around 9:12 on a reported armed robbery. 

Initial reports indicate a man in a black ball cap robbed the store and left on foot in an unknown direction. 

Dispatchers reported police are using a K-9 unit to search for the suspect in the area. 

We will continue to follow updates in this developing story.

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