Greenville police track down suspect in hit/skip bicyclist crash

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

Man arrested for allegedly hitting bicyclist, driving off

UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m.

Police in Greenville have tracked down a male suspected of driving a pickup truck off Washington Avenue this morning, striking a bicyclist then leaving the scene of the crash.

The bicyclist was not seriously injured, but the driver, 24-year-old Ethan Louk, is facing multiple charges in the hit/skip incident, including felonious assault.

Our crew was there when Louk was taken into custody on North Broadway Street.

Greenville officer Darrin Fox said it appears the suspect targeted the victim and attempted to harm him intentionally.

Police said the suspect has threatened the victim before over some sort of property disagreement.

EARLIER

The 500 block of Washington Avenue is closed as Greenville police investigate an incident in which a truck traveled off the street and hit a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

The road was expected to reopen by early afternoon.

We’re working to gather more details.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 3:21 AM


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MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

  • US 40 between Preble County Line Road and Diamond Mill Road, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 725 between SR 4 and Union Road, Daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 4 between Dayton-Liberty Road and SR 725, daily lane closures July 31st – October 14th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, traffic pattern shift August 2nd – September 25th. All northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the southbound side of SR 202.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to U.S. 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-75 north ramp to US 35 west, overnight ramp closure August 2nd at 2 a.m. to August 23rd at 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 east to Perry Street exit to Washington Street to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, ramp closure March 28th – September 23rd. 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 July 24th – October 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. The northbound side will become double lane closure between 10 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between I-75 and I-675, nightly lane closures August 14th – September 30th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 9 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, lane closures April 3rd – September 15th. Two lane will remain open at all times.
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, shoulder closure May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
  • I-70 between Preble County Line Road and South Kimmel Road, overnight lane closures June 12th – August 31st between 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 49 between US 40 and SR 721, daily lane closures August 14th – September 2nd between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 49 between Siebenthaler Avenue and Shiloh Springs Road, nightly lane closures August 14th – September 2nd between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 49 between Brookville-Salem Road and I-70, rolling roadblock August 27thbetween the hours of 7 am and 9 am. These closures will be brief, lasting approximately 15 minutes.
  • US 35 between Perry Street and James H. McGee Boulevard, nightly lane closures August 20th – 23rd between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open.
  • SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22 – August 25.  
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured from June 9 through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15th – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • 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 of 2017 

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, bridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • US 68 north Ramp to US 40 east, ramp closure July 17th – August 30th. The official detour is: US 68 north to SR 41 to US 68 south to US 40 east
  • I-675 north over I-70, traffic pattern switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road. 
  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • SR 41 between Donnels Creek Lane and SR 235, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-70 west near I-675, lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.
  • I-70 between SR 41 and SR 56, nightly lane closures August 20th – 24th between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • US 127 between US 36 and Kruckeberg Road, lane closures August 13th – September 17th. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 36/SR 571 Ramp to US 127 north, ramp closure  August 13th – September 17th. The official detour is: US 127 south to SR 49 to US 127 north 
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 127 south Ramp to US 36/SR 571, ramp closure August 13th – September 17th. The official detour is: US 127 south to SR 49 to US 127 north

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 

  • SR 29 between Elm Tree Road and Millerstown Road, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between Bollinger Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures June 12th – August 31st between  7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and Cambrian Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 245 between SR 296 and Gilbert Road, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between Hickory Grove Road and Water Street, lane closures July 5th – October 16th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.plo
  • SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

SHELBY COUNTY 

  • I-75 north Ramp to SR 47, ramp closure August 25th between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm. The official detour is: I-75 north to SR 29 to I-75 south to SR 47.
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures August 7th– November 17th. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 am and 4 pm.
  • SR 274 between SR 66 and SR 29, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between I-75 and SR 65, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between Sidney-Freyburg Road and Lochard Road, road closure August 21st – 25th. The official detour is: SR 274 to I-75 to SR 119 to SR 65 to SR 274.
  • SR 274 between Lochard Road and Reineke-Schipper Road, road closure August 24th – 25th. The official detour is: SR 274 to I-75 to SR 119 to SR 65 to SR 274.
  • SR 29 near SR 274, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, road closure July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 185.
  • Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, road closure May 15th – August 26th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road
AUGLAIZE COUNTY
  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, nightly lane closures August 6th – October 31st between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 119 between SR 716 and SR 66, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 274 between SR 364 and SR 29, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 117 between SR 67 and SR 196, daily lane closures July 24th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 197 over the Auglaize River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 am- 12 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 198 over the Auglaize River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 12 pm-4pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 197 over the St. Marys River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 8 am- 12 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • SR 116 over the St. Marys River, annual bridge inspections August 23rd between the hours of 12 pm- 4pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections. 
  • US 33 between SR 65 and SR 366, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15thbetween the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 364 between SR 219 and SR 703, daily lane closures August 21st – October 15thbetween the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

Huber Heights city manager seeking talks in spat over T-Mobile tower

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 11:13 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 11:15 PM

Plan for T-Mobile tower on church land vexes Huber Heights neighbors

UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m. (Aug. 22): Huber Heights City Manager Rob Schommer said he wants to set up talks between the two sides at odds about the plan for the placement of a T-Mobile cell phone tower.

Schommer, at a city council work session tonight, said Pastor Chuck Zimmerman was told he could build the tower wherever he wants on the church property because it’s all zoned the same.

That assessment runs counter to what Zimmerman told News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald tonight, that the city wouldn’t let him pick another location for the tower.

Leslie Liebig has said the tower as planned infringes on her family’s property and will create a hazardous situation.

The city manager said he wants to get the sides together to try and work things out.

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m. (Aug. 22)

Pastor Chuck Zimmerman, Huber Heights Baptist Temple, said the tower will help the neighbors and will bring the community better reception. 

Tuesday, he told News Center 7's Caroline Reinwald he had wanted to move the cell phone tower elsewhere on the church's property, but "the city wouldn't let us." 

Zimmerman also noted that he has never seen the Liebigs on the part of their property near where the tower would be erected. 

Leslie Liebig has said her family will lose the use of a section of their property if the tower is built.

Zimmerman said the decision is out of his hands.

EARLIER REPORT (Aug. 18)

A group of Huber Heights residents are fighting a church’s plan to lease land for a cellphone tower.

The city’s planning commission rejected the proposal for the 179-foot tower in back of the Huber Heights Baptist Temple, 7730 Taylorsville Road, in July 2016. However, T-Mobile has since filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Dayton.

“We don’t feel that it’s right that another property owner can infringe upon our property, especially in such a hazardous way,” said Leslie Liebig.

RELATED: T-Mobile sues Huber Heights over cell tower denial

If the cellphone tower is built, Carl and Leslie Liebig said the fall zone covers 40 percent of their land, which means they would not be able to build anything in that section.

“We want our children to be able to go run around out there and have fun, and not have to worry about things falling off the tower or the tower falling onto our land,” Carl Liebig said.

The Liebigs and other neighbors also said they fear property values and aesthetics will suffer.

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T-Mobile, the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, plans to have the tower built by Eco-Site. They said denial by the city’s planning commission, without providing reasons as required by law, prohibits the carrier from providing service nearby.

“Specifically, the existing service gap includes large residential areas, commercial areas, churches, a fire station, and more than a mile of Interstate 70,” T-Mobile’s lawyers stated in the lawsuit.

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Pastor Chuck Zimmerman of Huber Heights Baptist Temple did not comment and referred calls to T-Mobile, which did not respond. Huber Heights officials also did not comment, citing pending litigation.

The Liebigs said they asked the church to move the tower by 150 feet so the fall zone wouldn’t take up so much of their property, but they said their request was declined. Now they hope the church’s congregation, which authorized the cellphone tower deal, will have a change of heart.

Editor’s note: A prior version of this story gave the incorrect date the Huber Heights planning commission voted on the tower. The vote was in July 2016.

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Police: Suspect sought in hit-and-run and shooting of 2 in Springfield

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 5:38 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 11:03 PM

Pedestrian strike, multiple shot in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: Police are continuing their efforts to piece together what led to one male being run over Tuesday afternoon on West Grand Avenue and the shooting of two males who showed up at Springfield Regional Medical Center, which was locked down for a time. 

The lock down was necessitated by the fact that the two male shooting victims had been brought to the hospital by private conveyance. 

MORE LOCAL NEWS: 3 sought in fight that causes victim life-threatening injuries

Springfield police now say their investigation reveals that the victim who was run over and dragged was not shot. He likely suffered head trauma and remains in an area hospital, police said. 

Police dispatched on a shots fired call found that victim in a yard. 

The two gunshot victims had been taken from the area before police and a medic unit arrived, police said.

Police did find shell casings and the windows shot out of a parked vehicle on West Grand Avenue. The medical conditions of the three males have not been made known. 

If you have information about the hit-and-run or the shooting, you are asked to call the police division's non-emergency line, 937-324-7680.

UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.: 

We're now learning that at least two people -- and a possibly a third -- have been shot in an apparent hit-and-run in the 300 block of West Grand Avenue in Springfield. 

Police tell us they were dispatched on a shots fired call and found a male who had been run over by a vehicle and possibly shot as well. 

He was taken by ground ambulance to a medical helicopter, then ferried to a hospital. 

Police said Springfield Regional Medical Center contacted them to report that two gunshot victims showed up at the hospital, presumably taken there by private conveyance. 

Police are looking for the vehicle used in the incident and the shooter or shooters.

INITIAL REPORT

Police and a medic unit have been dispatched on a report of a pedestrian strike in the 300 block of West Grand Avenue in Springfield. 

The incident, which is said to involve a shooting as well, was reported about 5:15 p.m. 

One person has been taken to a hospital by a ground medic unit. The condition of that person is not known. 

We're hearing police have used crime scene tape to block traffic at West Grand and South Lowry avenues. 

We have a crew en route. We will update this report as information becomes available. 

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3 sought in street fight that left a man suffering life-threatening injuries

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 10:42 PM

Police are looking for three males who are accused of beating a fourth man who now is in a hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.

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Dayton police were dispatched to the intersection of North Main Street and Siebenthaler Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. on a report of a fight that was occurring in the street.

According to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant, the three males left the scene in a black Dodge Magnum. 

Homicide detectives were called out tonight to continue the investigation because of the seriousness of the victim’s injuries.

We will update this developing report as information becomes available.

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