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Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 5:04 PM
— Growing and processing medical marijuana has gotten the green light from Beavercreek Twp. Trustees.
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Knox Medical has applied to the state for a level 1 cultivation facility on the property known as Siebenthaler’s Beavercreek Garden Center on Beaver Valley Road.
The state has released the list of approved licenses for the Level II cultivators, which are the smaller of the two approved types of licenses. The list of those approved for the larger Level I applications is expected to be released this month.
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They are proposing to build a $7 to $8 million medical marijuana cultivation facility on the 10-acre property, according to Ed Amrhein, zoning administrator for the township.
“These operations will be subject to some of the most stringent state licensure, and expensive I might add, and inspection requirements of any industry in the state,” Amrhein said. “At least on paper, the state is answering any questions we might have had in terms of doubts in allowing such a use in our jurisdiction.”
If Knox Medical’s license application is approved, they will be the only cultivation and processing facility in the township, as trustees have approved no more than one such facility to be built, Amrhein said.
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“The product emanating from these operations is not going to be the kind of product that’s typically desirable in an open, illicit drug market.
“None of the products from any of these operations in Ohio is going to be smoked. It will all be either consumed orally or released as recipe ingredients in the form of oils or flower … we’re not talking about truckloads of dried leaves being shipped in and out of any facilities here.”
Greene County Sheriff Eugene Fischer spoke in favor of Knox Medical’s plans at the township trustees meeting in June, when trustees approved the cultivation and processing of medical marijuana.
The township zoning board last month amended the township’s zoning code to reflect the trustees’ decision.
Fischer said he is familiar with the company’s security chief, who he said is a former commander for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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Fischer said cameras will be recording the movements of those who work around the plants. Workers cannot wear clothing with pockets and the plants are frequently weighed as part of regulating the operation, he said.
Fischer reassured the trustees that the form of the drug that will be produced is not the kind you smoke.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 AM
TROTWOOD — Officials continue to investigate a pedestrian strike that occurred in the area of East Westbrook Road at Macduff Drive in Trotwood early Tuesday morning.
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The incident was dispatched just after midnight, per initial reports.
A medic was requested to the scene, but there are no further details on the person who was struck.
Westbrook Road at MacDuff Drive is currently blocked off.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 11:28 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Overnight: Expect variable clouds through the night as weather stays mild, with temperatures holding near 60 degrees.
Tuesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures during the afternoon. It will be windy at times with temperatures pushing to record levels, in the lower 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms will move into the Miami Valley Tuesday evening.
Wednesday: Rain will be likely through the day. A few thunderstorms will be possible in the morning. It will be breezy with falling temperatures. Early highs in the lower 60s are expected.
Thursday: Expect a brief period of freezing rain or a wintry mix mainly north of I-70 in the morning. There will be the chance of rain showers in the south with temperatures starting the day in the lower to middle 30s and rebounding into the middle 40s. Expect a break in the precipitation during the afternoon and evening.
Friday: Rain will return along with a chance for a few thunderstorms. The rain may get heavy at times late. This will increase the threat for flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:38 AM
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Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:37 PM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 8:31 PM
LEWISBURG, Preble County — UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: A trucker on his way from Lewisburg to Middletown to pick up a load of steel swerved on state Route 503 North to avoid several deer to end up stuck in the mud off the right side of the highway, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
The semitrailer hit utility poles and trees, and brought down phone and cable lines on its way to its muddy resting place in Preble County between West Alexandria and Lewisburg.
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The trucker, who owns the rig, was not injured.
Wreckers are on scene to pull the rig out of the muck. A trooper tells us the state patrol has not decided whether to cite the man on a traffic violation.
The trooper said the road, which has been closed between Pyrmont and Falls roads, will be partially opened while the wreckers work to free the rig.
UPDATE @ 7:54 p.m.:
State Route 503 is closed between Pyrmont Road and Falls Road after a semi turned over in a ditch in Lewisburg.
A part of State Route 503 is blocked after a semi turned on its side in a ditch, hitting a fence in Preble County Monday around 6:50 p.m..
A phone line is down, according to Preble County Sheriff’s Department.