Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 5:12 PM

The airport is planning to extend the runway at the approach end of runway 7 by 500 feet making the total length 5,000 feet.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Ty Greenlees
The airport is planning to extend the runway at the approach end of runway 7 by 500 feet making the total length 5,000 feet. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport.

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The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300,000.

Beavercreek Twp., which has plans to build a fire station on the airport property, is promising $100,000 toward the project.

“This project has been in the capital budget for many years. We were working with an estimate of $1.5 million, but with help from the township and OPWC, the county is saving a half-million dollars now,” said Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson.

The water line will be extended to the airport from Indian Ripple Road along the proposed route for a future road dubbed the Valley Bell connector in county planning documents.

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The airport currently uses well water and a septic system, which would be insufficient to service fire suppression systems in buildings. Not having public water service at the airport is "a limiting factor to continued growth," according to the resolution.

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Commissioner Tom Koogler voted against the measure. During previous discussions, Koogler said he was not in favor of spending money on a project that may or may not happen, referring to the township's proposed fire station, which he said wouldn't be built until 2020.

Yellow Springs resident Dorothee Bouquet, who regularly attends commissioner meetings and has pushed to have the county video record them for public access, said she does not support the move.

“It troubles me that we’re going to put so much money into an airport that only serves private jets,” Bouquet said. “I don’t think a lot of residents are going to use that or if that creates a lot of jobs either.”

REPORT: Standoff occurring in New Lebanon, Montgomery County

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:25 AM

We're hearing there is a standoff occurring in New Lebanon at a house on North Church Street. 

A caller tells us law enforcement officers from New Lebanon, Perry Twp., Jackson Twp. and now a SWAT team are on scene for a man who is holed up in a house. 

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The caller tells us that law enforcement officers, with rifles drawn, converged on the house just before midnight. 

A dispatcher confirms that there is a police investigation occurring on North Church Street. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 1:07 AM

SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue
SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Keowee Street at Third Street in Dayton, road is closed due to a police pursuit reported around 11:15 p.m. 
  • Gate 12A is scheduled to close today through Nov. 10. Detour information is available here.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • I-70 east between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures Oct. 14 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. These will become double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One eastbound lane will remain open.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. - Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East ramp closure March 28 - Oct. 21. 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
  • I-75 between I-70 and SR 571, nightly lane closures between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. through Oct. 31. The northbound side will become a double lane closure between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 south between Needmore Road and Stanley Avenue, Nightly lane closure Oct. 18 - 20 between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • SR 48 between I-70 and Phillipsburg-Union Road, Nightly lane closures Oct. 15 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November. 
  • US 35 between Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and Germantown Street, Nightly lane closures Oct. 19 - 20 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 35 eastbound Ramp  to I-75 north, Nightly RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 19 - 20 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The official detour is: US 35 east to I-75 south to the turnaround a Edwin C. Moses and head back onto I-75 north.

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures through Oct. 31.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - 21 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between SR 571 and Northwoods Boulevard, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - Nov. 10 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. These will become double lane closures at 9 p.m. One lane will remaim open at all times. 
  • West Peterson Road at Piqua Troy Road, ROAD CLOSURE through Oct. 21. The official ODOT detour is westbound: Piqua Troy Road to Statler Road to CR 25A north to Eldean Road to Piqua Troy Road. Eastbound: West Peterson Road to Troy Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua Troy Road.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • I-70 east ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE through Oct.31. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 721 between Childrens Home-Bradford Road and Horatio Harris Creek, BRIDGE CLOSURE Oct. 2 - 23. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36.
  • SR 722 between Emrick Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 9 - 30. The official detour is: SR 726 to US 40 to US 127.
  • SR 705 between Lightsville - Northern and Cochran Road, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 30 - Nov. 10. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 119 to SR 118.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 219 between State Street and Taylor Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open  for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 66 between Mason Road and Dirksen Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Shots fired, 3 injured in crash on Germantown Street in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:11 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:24 PM

Germantown Street closed at Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton for police investigation

UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m.: Police are confirming that shots were fired but apparently no one was hit on Germantown Street at South Gettysburg Avenue, which is still closed. 

There is debris all over Germantown Street from the four vehicles involved in the crash. 

We’re hearing from Dayton fire/medic crews that three people injured in the vehicle crash have been taken to a hospital, all suffering non-life threatening injuries.

INITIAL REPORT

Germantown Street has been closed at South Gettysburg Avenue for a Dayton police investigation believed to involve shots fired and a collision that has left three vehicles heavily damaged. 

A second medic unit has been called to the scene. 

Dayton police are interviewing witnesses, some of whom tell us that shots were fired before the vehicle crash. 

We have a crew on scene. We will update this report as we get information. 

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1 jailed in raid on Dayton house that turns up fentanyl, carfentanil, handgun

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:47 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

RANGE Task force raided a home on Emerson this morning

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: A 23-year-old man remains in jail tonight on a felony drug charge, as well as a warrant, stemming from the early morning raid at a house on Emerson Avenue in Dayton. 

Javelle Ivy is in the Montgomery County Jail, booked on a charge of drug possession and the warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court. 

Javelle Ivy (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

According to the sheriff's office, the Emerson Avenue raid seized "a large quantity of fentanyl, carfentanil, marijuana and a handgun.”

The statement from the sheriff's office did not state whether Ivy lives at the Emerson Avenue address or whether the gun seized belongs to him. 

The task force executed the search warrant with the assistance of the Dayton Police Department SWAT team. The operation ended a month-long drug trafficking investigation, according to the sheriff's office. 

Ivy's initial court appearance on the drug charge is Thursday.

He has a Friday court date on the warrant, according to online jail record.

UPDATE @8:25 a.m.

One person was taken into custody in a R.A.N.G.E. Task Force raid in Dayton on Wednesday morning.

A woman detained at the scene was released, officers said.

A dog will also be removed from the property.

Our crew saw officers removing items from the house, but officers would not comment on the items.

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FIRST REPORT

There is police activity in the 1900 block of Emerson Avenue in Dayton, per our crews.

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We’re working to learn the cause of police being in the area.

We’ll continue to update this page with more.