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Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:14 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A new use is being eyed for Middletown’s former senior citizens center on North Verity Parkway.
The building, which is located next to the Middletown City Building and is a part of Donham Plaza, is being proposed to become a BMW motorcycle dealership.
Mike Allen Real Estate Holdings, LLC, doing business as BMW Motorcycles of Greater Cincinnati, wants to invest more than $1.27 million in construction and upgrades to renovate the former senior citizens center at 140 N. Verity Parkway, according to a staff report prepared by Alexis Fitzsimmons, assistant economic development director.
The building has been empty for the past decade since a new senior center was built on Central Avenue in 2007.
The company wants to create the BMW dealership that would sell new and used motorcycles and parts, general merchandise and offer service for customers as well as employ at least 12 new full-time jobs and create $375,000 in new payroll.
Fitzsimmons said the project would include the separation of all utilities from the city’s municipal building. Both buildings were built in the mid 1970s.
If Middletown City Council approves the sale of the building and a 12-year, 100-percent Community Reinvestment Area tax abatement, the project would start construction during the first quarter of 2018 and be completed by Dec. 31, 2018.
The agreement would also get another empty building and property and their maintenance costs off of the city’s books and placed back into productive use.
Council will hear a first reading of both proposals at its meeting Tuesday, with final approval slated for its Dec. 5 meeting.
In the agreement, the city would agree to sell the property to the developer, and the developer agrees to purchase the property for the purchase price of $300,000. The developer will pay $50,000 in cash payable to the city simultaneously with delivery of the deed. The developer would be granted a credit in the amount of $250,000 against the remainder of the purchase prices for completing the project as described in the development and sale agreement.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:47 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
— UPDATE, 12:19 p.m.: The Fuyao Glass America Inc. employee killed Tuesday in a workplace accident at the Moraine plant was crushed by a ton of glass after he cut a strap, freeing the product to fall on him, police records show.
Forklift operator Ricky Patterson of Dayton died within minutes shortly after 5 a.m. after he was trapped between his machine and a pallet holding more than 2,000 pounds of glass, according to Moraine Police Division records.
EARLIER: Fuyao plant workers consider union
Police records indicate the moments leading to death of Patterson, 57, were captured on company video at the Chinese automobile glass manufacturing plant, Moraine’s largest employer with about 2,000 jobs.
“The video shows the pallet of glass shifted forward,” according to Moraine police records. “Patterson then walks in between the forklift and the glass, grabs a strip cutter, and cuts the west side strap, causing the glass to crush him in the forklift.”
The police report said the footage seen on the video, with time codes, is as follows:
“-5:10,16: Patterson cuts straps on glass, causing it to crush him.
-5:14.57: Lawson sees Patterson wedged between forklift and glass;
-5:15.10: A second forklift and safety officer arrive;
-5:16.10: Multiple employees check on Patterson;
-5:22.10: Second forklift is tied to glass;
-5:23.54: Second forklift attempts to pull glass from Patterson.”
EARLIERREPORT: A 911 caller from Fuyao Glass America Inc. told dispatchers early in the conversation Tuesday morning that he thought a forklift operator had died.
The 10-minute call at 5:13 a.m. from the Chinese automobile glass manufacturing plant on Stroop Road in Moraine indicates that when Ricky Patterson of Dayton was discovered, it was too late to save him, records show.
“I think this guy might be dead,” the caller told a dispatcher.
The caller later added to others in the vicinity “I think the guy’s dead….I think the glass fell on him.”
The 57-year-old Patterson died after being crushed between a forklift and more than a ton of glass, Moraine police records show.
The accident that killed Patterson was captured on video by the company that supplies about 2,000 jobs in the city, the Moraine Police Division incident report states.
Patterson was found “wedged in between” the industrial machine and a pallet of glass, which had a tag indicating it weighed 2,097 pounds, the report states.
Patterson died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck in what was ruled an accident, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:07 PM
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The suspected Austin serial bomber who apparently killed himself early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt, local and federal law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:32 AM
— The morning commute was snow filled across the region.There were dozens of slide offs but no life threatening injury accidents.
Check out the timelapse of our Breaking News Team Storm Tracker vehicle’s trek to work this morning from Englewood to Dayton.
HOW MUCH SNOW DID YOU GET?
Overall snow totals are expected to be between 3 and 5 inches, with some areas seeing closer to 6 inches. Butler and Warren counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, while the rest of the area is under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Here are current snow totals received by this news organization from NWS trained spotters:
Oxford: 4 inches
Fairfield: 1.9 inches
St. Paris: 5 inches
Springfield: 1.2 inches
Arcanum: 3.5 inches
Greenville: 5 inches
Bradford: 3.4 inches
Bellbrook: 2.5 inches
Fairborn: 2.5 inches
Bellefontaine: 3.3 inches
Celina: 3 inches
Troy: 5.5 inches
Piqua: 1.5 inches
Dayton Airport: 1.7 inches
Centerville: 2.5 inches
Kettering: 2.2 inches
Miamisburg: 2.5 inches
West Alexandria: 4.5 inches
Sidney: 7 inches
Botkins: 3.3 inches
Lebanon: 2 inches
Maineville: 2.9 inches
WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA:
Richmond: 2 inches
ADDITIONAL WEATHER CONTENT:
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:58 AM
— UPDATE @ 12:02 p.m.
Family of Jamarco McShann holding a press conference about his death.
Rev. Jerome McCorry, of the National Congress on Faith & Social Justice, said: "We will fight for justice until justice is done.”
According to McCorry, other mothers of Ohio men shot and killed by police are at the press conference.
“These mothers are the leaders,” he said.
The family’s attorney called it “unacceptable” that the Moraine officers are back on the job.
A wrongful death civil lawsuit has been filed in the October Moraine police officer-involved fatal shooting of a Dayton man.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court by the estate of Jamarco McShann alleges a conspiracy and misconduct involving several Moraine police officers.
“Defendant Officers John Howard, Jerry Knight, Michael Cornely, Justin Eller, Brian O’Neal, and unnamed officers willfully and maliciously shot Jamarco Dewayne McShann to death, and/or failed to intervene to prevent the use of deadly force against him despite the duty and the opportunity to do so,” the lawsuit states.
Attorneys for the McShann family said they have scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. today.
We are seeking response from the city and will update the story.
“The defendant officers otherwise acted both willfully, wantonly, recklessly, negligently, intentionally, and with malice and willful indifference in committing the acts alleged in this complaint, which resulted in the wrongful death of Jamarco McShann,” according to the suit.
The 23-year-old McShann, died from “multiple shotgun and gunshot wounds” after a confrontation with Moraine officers John Howard and Jerry Knight in the early-morning hours of Oct. 20, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation oversaw a probe into the matter at the request of the Moraine Police Division. That has been forwarded to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.