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Kettering City Manager Mark Schwieterman said the business park’s current appearance is “a little outdated and doesn’t attract new business.”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

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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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1 stabbed during fight in Dayton, police say

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE @ 11:31 p.m.:

One person was stabbed and the suspected stabber remains on the loose following a fight on Briarwood Avenue Friday night, according to police.

The man who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to be OK, police said.

Officers did take a juvenile into custody on the scene who may have been involved in the incident, police said.


Dayton police have responded to a possible stabbing on Briarwood Avenue this evening.

Initial reports indicated that multiple people were fighting and that at least one person was possibly stabbed.

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The incident was reported around 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Briarwood.

A caller to our news room said he saw a large response from police.

We’re working to learn more.

6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland neighborhood

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:27 PM

FROM THE SCENE: 6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland (courtesy of CBS affiliate WOIO).

Six children ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old were shot in a Cleveland neighborhood and one has died, according to CBS affiliate WOIO.

The shooting was reported Friday night in the 11000 Buckeye Road, WOIO reported.

According to WOIO, Cleveland police had blocked off East 116th Street and Buckeye Road following the shooting.

WOIO reported an unknown number of suspects dressed in black hooded sweatshirts remained on the loose Friday night.

The shooting was reported as a gunfight in the street.

Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

A medical helicopter has been called to a motorcycle crash on Jasper Road this evening.

Emergency crews responded to the 2800 block of Jasper around 10:40 p.m.

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Initial reports indicated at least one person was injured.

We’re working to learn more.

Clouds increase tonight, cool temperatures return this weekend

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:41 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

A cooler day is expected Saturday, but warmer temperatures return next week in the Dayton area.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7


  • Increasing clouds late tonight
  • Isolated sprinkle early Saturday
  • Cooler and dry to finish the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast



Clouds will be on the increase overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and breezy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 40s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

SATURDAY: Lots of clouds around for the morning and with a chance for a passing sprinkle or light shower, but most will likely remain dry. Temperatures will climb from the 40s to near 50 degrees by midday, then fall after the cold front moves through. It will become breezy at times, delivering a wind chill in the upper 30s to low 40s through most of the day. Some clearing is expected into Saturday night with temperatures turning colder. Overnight lows drop into the upper 20s by morning, but feel colder with a light breeze still around.

SUNDAY: High pressure returns to the Miami Valley, bringing sunshine and a few clouds. A seasonal afternoon expected with highs in the upper 40s. Still a very light breeze in place will result in wind chills around five to 10 degrees cooler at times.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and milder for Monday with highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and milder for Tuesday. Temperatures will climb to nearly 10 degrees above normal into the middle 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Morning sun gives way to clouds throughout the day. Another mild day with highs in the lower 50s. There’s a slight chance for showers into the evening or night.