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Greene County to add traffic signal near Cornerstone

Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 3:11 PM
By: Tremayne Hogue - Staff Writer

            Greene County to add traffic signal near Cornerstone
Cornerstone of Centerville, the site of what used to be Sugarcreek Twp.’s Dille Farm under contstruction. Nov. 22, 2016. TREMAYNE HOGUE/STAFF (TREMAYNE HOGUE/STAFF)

A new traffic signal will be going up at the intersection of Brown Road and Wilmington Pike near the Cornerstone of Centerville to help aid with the traffic flow created by the retail center.

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“When they widened Wilmington Pike for Costco, the people that lived in the end of Browns Run and the school buses had trouble getting out onto Wilmington to make a left turn safely,” Greene County engineer Robert Geyer said.

The signal will cost between $150,000 and $200,000 and is expected to be operational before the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The signal will be owned by Centerville, but paid for by the Greene County engineers office.

“We did a traffic study and it determined it warranted a signal. I couldn’t get anybody else to do it. Even though it’s in the city of Centerville, I’m paying for the signal to get it up because it’s protecting the residents of Greene County,” Geyer said.

Inauguration 2017: Local students arrive in Washington

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 1:02 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 4:46 PM
By: Will Garbe - Staff Writer

Southwest Ohio students are arriving in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of Donald Trump.

Students from Oakwood High School and Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati were on a flight this morning from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport to Washington, D.C. Students from Springfield left today, too.

Sixteen-year-old Oakwood students Kate Connolly and Elizabeth McGrath said they were excited to attend the swearing-in tomorrow.

“It’s going to be a big event in history, and I get to see that with my own eyes so it’s very exciting,” McGrath said.

“I kind of expected Hillary Clinton to win, as much of the world did, so I was expecting a bit of a different situation,” Connolly said.

This is the third inauguration trip for Oakwood High School. The school sent 15 students, and there were seven Moeller students on the flight.

A small group of Springfield High School students are making the trip to Washington D.C. to watch President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

Springfield government teacher Zach Raines is taking three students on the trip to the nation’s capital. The students will get a chance to see Arlington Cemetery, many monuments and landmarks in D.C. and watch Trump getting sworn in as president of the United States.

Staff Writer Parker Perry contributed reporting.


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5 local people on why they are going to Trump inauguration

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 12:27 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 2:29 PM
By: Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer

5 local people on why they are going to Trump inauguration
Kathy and David DeWeese of St. Paris

Local residents are among those who will be in Washington D.C. on Friday to watch Donald Trump be inaugurated. We spoke to a variety of area Trump fans who are going and here’s what five had to say.

Kathy DeWeese is going with her son David, both of St. Paris

“We’re both Trump supporters and it’s a great opportunity to go support the leadership and be part of the festivities there.”

Preble County commissioner Rodney Creech, is going with his wife Preble County Recorder Jeanne Creech

“It could be one of the biggest days in our history. I just want to be there and look back and say many many years from now and say I was there.”

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg

“I think it is a celebration of America, regardless of the party.”

Butler Twp. Trustee Nick Brusky, who just announced he’s resigning to join the Trump Administration.

“It’s very reminiscent of Andrew Jackson’s inauguration. There’s going to be a lot of people that are not part of the political elite.”

Clayton Councilman Kenneth Henning

“We’re all going to be enjoying seeing the peaceful transfer of power.”


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Miamisburg council approves pay raises

Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 10:41 AM

            Miamisburg council approves pay raises
Miamisburg City Council has approved pay raises for the city manager, law director, prosecutor and council clerk. NICK BLIZZARD

Miamisburg City Council has approved salary increases for its city manager, law director and prosecutor.

The 2.5 percent raises were voted on Tuesday night and are consistent with those approved last month for Miamisburg non-union workers.

Approval sets increases for City Manager Keith Johnson’s annual salary at $126,937.47, while Law Director Phil Callahan’s pay moves to $61,682.82.

Prosecutor Christine Burk’s salary rises to $88,470.95, while council clerk Judith Barney’s pay moves to $6,990.74, city records show.

The increases will be retroactive to Dec. 19, records show. They are the same percentage increase that council approved last month for non-union city employees in 2017, said City Councilman Tom Nicholas.

Last month the city also approved pay raises for two collective bargaining groups and non-union employees. Both units of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association will receive 2.5 percent increases for years 2017 and 2018, according to the city.

Along with the two-year contract, the police sergeants unit is eligible to reopen terms in 2019 for an additional third year.

Obama, Pence interviews on WHIO-TV Sunday

Published: Saturday, January 14, 2017 @ 6:52 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2017 @ 7:03 PM
By: Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer

Obama, Pence interviews on WHIO-TV Sunday
President Barack Obama and Mike Pence

With the inauguration just a few days away, Sunday will be all about politics on WHIO-TV Channel 7.

Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Vice President-elect Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be on Face the Nation.

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Following Pence’s interview will be a special edition of WHIO Reports with Jim Otte previewing the inauguration of Donald Trump. On the show will be Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff and University of Dayton political science professor Chris Devine.

Sunday night on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m., President Barack Obama will give his final appearance on network television in a presidential interview. As part of 60 Minutes presents: Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House.

Steve Kroft will interview the president.


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