Biking in downtown Dayton is about to get easier

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 1:47 PM


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The city of Dayton plans six projects this year that will add bike lanes, ramps and connectors to help close some troublesome gaps in the downtown’s network of bike paths.

Not one of the projects will add more than about 0.4 miles of new bike lanes. But they will bridge existing bike lanes and paths that require some creative or tricky maneuvering to travel between right now.

One gap is about 0.2 miles long and separates the Jefferson Street bike lane from one on Warren Street. Warren Street turns into the Brown Street business corridor as it extends south.

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Right now, cyclists headed to the University of Dayton from downtown or vice versa must ride beneath the U.S. overpass, usually as a constant stream of cars fly by, moving in all directions.

Closing that gap is expected to increase the number of people who bike between the UD campus area and downtown, since it will be safer and easier to navigate.

Here’s a summary of Dayton’s planned projects for 2018 and the projects finished last year.

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Projects planned for 2018:

Wayne Avenue and East Fourth Street bike lanes: The project will install bike lanes along Wayne Avenue from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street, as well as on East Fourth Street from St. Clair Street to Wayne Avenue. Length: 0.4 miles

Jefferson Street bike lanes: The project will construct a northbound bike lane along Jefferson Street from Buckeye Street (south of U.S. 35) to Patterson Boulevard. It also will create a southbound bike lane along Patterson Boulevard , East Sixth Street and Jefferson Street from East Fifth Street to Buckeye Street. Length: 0.3 Miles

Monument Avenue bike lane: The project will construct a westbound bike lane along Monument Avenue from Jefferson Street to Wilkinson Street. A southbound bike lane will be built along St. Clair Street from Monument Avenue to the alley north of East First Street. Length: 0.4 miles.

West Riverview Avenue bike ramp: Project will build a bike ramp from West Riverview Avenue at Forest Avenue to the Great Miami River Trail. Length: 0.1 miles.

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Northcutt Place bikeway connector: Project will construct a bike path from Frederick Pike at Northcutt Place to the Stillwater Trail. Length: 0.1 miles.

Valley Street bikeway phase 1A: The project will build a bike path connector from Mad River bike trail north to Valley Street. The bike path will connect the existing trail with the bike lanes on Valley Street. Length: 0.2 miles.

Projects completed in 2017:

Valley Street Bikeway phase 1: The project constructed bike lanes on Valley Street from Herman Avenue to Rita Street, bike shared lane markings on Rita Street from Valley Street to Stanley Avenue and then a side path along Stanley Avenue from Rita Street to Troy Street. The project was completed in May 2017 at cost of $416,461. Length: 1.3 miles.

Keowee Street bikeway: The project installed bike lanes along East Helena Street from North Bend Boulevard to North Keowee Street and constructed a side path along North Keowee Street from East Helena Street to Webster Street. Project was completed in April 2017 at a cost of $175,490. Length: 0.8 miles.

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WATCH: The Ohio River is rising, prompting flood warnings for some areas

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

Ohio River rises, floods areas of Cincinnati

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Ohio River at Cincinnati from late Sunday until early Friday.

The  river has been rising at a steady pace with the recent rain and there are even ducks floating in water where a road once was. 

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WATCH: Heavy rain creates flooding along Ohio River near Riverbend Music Center, Coney Island and Schmidt Boat Ramp.

According to our news partner WCPO, the Ohio River is expected to rise to about 55 feet by Wednesday in areas near Cincinnati. Several major roads in Cincinnati have already closed for flooding including Kellogg Road, Eight Mile Road and Four Mile Road. 

The Ohio River is expected to fall back below flood stage by Friday afternoon.  

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Flooding threat continues this week; warm up on the way

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:59 AM

A few showers are expected in the Dayton area today, with more rain expected later this week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rounds of rain this week
  • Very mild temperatures
  • Minor flooding a continued threat

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers will continue to move in through the early morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. It will be a very mild day with temperatures climbing into the low to mid-60s. Widespread rain will push north during the afternoon. There’s a chance for a downpour or two late in the day.

Tuesday: Rain should stay to the northwest. It will be a warm morning around 60. Temperatures through the afternoon will soar into the low to mid 70s. There will be sunshine and scattered clouds. Some dry time is expected during the afternoon. Scattered showers will move back in at night.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with the chance for a thunderstorm or two for the morning and afternoon. A cold front will push through during the day. Highs will be in the low 60s early and fall through the day. Watch for ponding on the roads and gusty winds.

Thursday: It will be a little cooler with highs in the mid 40s. Some dry time is expected during the day. Clouds will be broken with the chance for a few showers south.

>> 5-day forecast

Friday: More widespread rain will push into the Miami Valley through the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

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Reports: 2 found shot near Keowee Street bridge in Harrison Twp.

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Shooting North Dixie

Two people have been found suffering from gunshot wounds near a car dealership on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. Monday afternoon. 

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Emergency crews requested medics to the 2800 block of North Dixie Drive, near the Keowee Street bridge, on reports of at least one person suffering a gunshot wound. 

Deputies have surrounded and placed crime scene tape up around the Buck-I Auto Sales dealership. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff

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Victim in deadly Springfield shooting identified 

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Fatal shooting on South Yellow Springs Street in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:55 a.m.

The victim in Monday’s deadly shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Cobey Etherington.

According to a Springfield Police report, Etherington was in the passenger seat of a car on W. Mulberry Street when he was shot.

Police are still working to find out additional details and if you know anything about this crime you are asked to call Springfield Police at (937) 324-7680. 

Cobey Etherington (Contributed Photo)

UPDATE @6:41 a.m.

Springfield police said a man who died in a Springfield shooting early Monday morning was shot and killed while he was in his car.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

UPDATE @6:25 a.m.

Springfield police are investigating a fatal shooting on South Yellow Springs Street.

The coroner is on scene.

FIRST REPORT

Police have a crime scene taped off on South Yellow Springs Street in Springfield.

The scene is reportedly between Mulberry and Jefferson streets. Authorities declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.

>> Harrison Twp. deputy struck during traffic stop

A  man who called our newsroom said he sees a white sedan in the middle of the roadway. 

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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