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Kettering council OKs first phase of $2.2M business park plan

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 11:50 PM

The entrance of the Kettering Business Park. STAFF
The entrance of the Kettering Business Park. STAFF

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.

Kettering City Council Tuesday night approved the first phase of a $2.2 million project at the Kettering Business Park.


Kettering city council will vote Tuesday on bidding out the first phase of improvements at entrances to the Kettering Business Park with an estimated cost of up to $650,000.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Kettering Government Center at 3600 Shroyer Road.

The meeting’s agenda includes bidding out the work, including entrance signs, pavers, sidewalks and landscaping along Wilmington Pike at Forrer Boulevard and another entrance further south across from Ritter’s Frozen Custard.


This is a first phase of a three-year improvement project with a total estimated price tag of $2.2 million. The total project will include signage, landscaping, paving lights and other improvements along Wilmington Pike and throughout the park.

Kettering City Manager Mark Schwieterman said the business park’s current appearance is “a little outdated and doesn’t attract new business.”

The park, formerly home to the Defense Electronics Supply Center (DESC) was turned over to the city of Kettering and turned into the business park in 1997.

RELATED: Air Force to bid last farewell to DESC

Much of the property has been sold off, but Schwieterman said the city still owns about 20 developable acres and a 200,000-square-foot building. He said the improvements will help retain current tenants and attract new ones.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

  • A resolution to grant up to $25,000 to reimburse the owner of property at 3075 Wilmington Pike up to 50 percent of the cost to make façade and site improvements to the property.
  • A resolution authorizing the sale of the former fire station at 2200 E. David Road for $125,000.
  • A resolution bidding out upgrades to electrical systems at Delco Park for an amount up to $110,000.


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Rain returns this week, flooding a concern

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Warmer temperatures and more rain is expected this week in the Dayton area.

Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • More rain mid-week
  • Flooding possible the next few days

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

FRIDAY: The chance for rain returns again Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

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The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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One person injured following serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 7:04 AM


UPDATE @ 6:58 a.m.:

One person suffered injuries after a crash on I-75 that involved an SUV and semi-tractor trailer in Monroe Saturday.

According to Ohio State Patrol, the person was transported by EMS to West Chester Medical Center with unknown injuries. 

UPDATE @8:20 p.m.:

All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.

A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.

Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

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A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.

The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.

Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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