Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center plans massive expansion

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 5:17 PM


            A preliminary rendering shows how Children’s Hospital Medical Center wants to expand its Avondale campus.
A preliminary rendering shows how Children’s Hospital Medical Center wants to expand its Avondale campus.

An expansion estimated to cost between $550 million and $650 million will add hundreds of new jobs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The massive 625,000 square-foot expansion of its main campus in Avondale will create as many as 600 new jobs, our media partner WCPO reported.

“We need more space to care for the most critically-ill babies, kids and teens who come to us for care from down the street, across the country and around the world,” the hospital said in a prepared statement. “(Between) 2009 and 2016, the average number of patients spending the night at our main campus hospital grew more than 26 percent.”

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The project would require the rezoning of more than six acres of land and the re-routing of Erkenbrecher Avenue, according to WCPO. The hospital hopes to add up to 150 new beds with the expansion, in addition to the 460 beds already located in two buildings adjacent to the planned new tower.

An expanded parking garage and new emergency department are also planned, along with new loading docks, pharmacy, kitchen space and respite space for both staff and families.

The project is still subject to revision and regulatory approval by the city of Cincinnati.

Springfield police investigate drive-thru break-ins

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 6:49 AM

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Springfield police are investigating three  early morning break-ins.

The Tunnel Drive Thru in the 1800 block of E. Main Street, the Beverage Depot in the 700 block of S. Burnett Road and Beverage Oasis were broken into sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., according to police.

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It’s unknown what was stolen.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Car crashes into pole, catches fire in Dayton

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 2:09 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 2:35 AM

Car strikes pole, bursts into flames

A loud explosion could be heard as a car burst into flames after crashing into a pole in Dayton early Friday.

The crash was reported around 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of James H. McGee Boulevard and Germantown Street.

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A spare tire exploded when the car caught fire, according to fire officials. 

When firefighters arrived, the occupants had fled. No one was in the car when it caught fire.

Most at Beavercreek meeting oppose medical marijuana in community

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

Beavercreek residents weigh in on medical marijuana in community

Most of the two dozen residents who gave feedback about medical marijuana told city leaders they don’t want to see it in any form.

Right now, Beavercreek law allows for dispensaries, cultivation and processing sites. No one has applied for a license in Beavercreek, and the deadline is Friday.

“The issue is will you be able to sell your house?” Denise Buell said. “And the next question may not be for it, if you have a cultivation facility right down the street you may have difficulty selling it, so why bother even buying there?”

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Not everyone was against it, including Beavercreek resident Mary Lou Hopun, who said she suffers from a chronic illness.

“There's no discussion being held here about the science of medical marijuana and how it's not addictive, and they talk about the type of people that will come to this area and the property values that will go down. This is all just conjecture," Hopun said.

After Friday’s state application deadline, city leaders will get another nine months to decide whether to change rules. Earlier this week, council members decided against a moratorium.

“We’re hearing the public ... You’re going to have three new council members come January on council, they could have a total different perspective,” City Manager Pete Landrum said.

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Another public meeting is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, with a state representative. The meeting also will be held at Beavercreek City Hall, 1368 Research Park Drive.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:52 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:52 AM

ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75
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  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
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