Huber Heights levy fails big

Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 7:42 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 9:25 PM

Voters overwhelmingly voted against Huber Heights City Schools’ 5.95-mill continuous operating levy, 60 percent to 40 percent, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

The votes against the levy were 3,462 and votes for the levy were 2,287.

The levy would have generated nearly $4 million annually and allowed the school district to restore approximately $1.6 million in instructional programs for the 2013-14 school year..

Voters last approved an operating levy in 2005, and have since rejected three straight requests for new operating funds — the most recent an 8-mill levy in November. The district has cut about $14.6 million during the last three years, school officials have said.

Huber Heights plans to be back on the ballot in November with another 5.95-mill levy.

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Garbage pickup cost to increase in Fairborn

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 9:08 AM


            Garbage pickup cost to increase in Fairborn

Fairborn’s rates for garbage pickup will change in April, increasing the residential pickup rate by 6 percent and changing the commercial pickup to a fixed rate.

The monthly rate for residential garbage pickup will increase from $18.60 to $19.80, a jump of $1.20 in order to cover the cost of a new contract with Waste Management. The most recent prior rate increase was in 2014. The price increase will take effect during April billing.

The cost of commercial trash removal will move from a variable rate to a fixed rate of $4.30 per cubic yard of waste and $2.50 per cubic yard of recycling. City officials estimate some commercial consumers will see a cost savings due to the change. The current pricing scheme was established in 1996.

For more information call 937-754-3005.

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Commissioners to address sheriff’s proposed jail review group

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

Commissioners to address sheriff’s proposed jail review group

The Montgomery County Commission will hold a press conference this morning to address Sheriff Phil Plummer’s proposal on a citizen jail review group.

ITeam Special Report: Justice in the Jailhouse

The press conference is set to happen at 10:30 a.m. on the 10th floor of the county administration building, 451 W. Third St., Dayton.

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Potential wet evening commute, storms ahead this week

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 5:21 AM

Warmer weather Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 40s. No fog to worry about for the morning commute.

  • Potential showers/drizzle on Tuesday
  • Highs reach up into the 70s this week
  • Storms expected on Friday

TODAY: Clouds thicken quickly. A weak front will pass through, but little moisture will be associated with it. A stray shower will be possible in the afternoon or evening. Southern Miami Valley has the best chance for actual showers. There will be a lot of dry time though today just not much sunshine. Highs climb to the mid to upper 60s. Patchy fog possible overnight.

WEDNESDAY: Mild morning with some patchy fog which could develop early. Clouds break for some peaks of sunshine. Highs back to the upper 60s. The record for the day is 69. Clouds increase at night and a few light showers are possible towards Thursday morning.

THURSDAY: Warm temperatures again with highs in the middle 60s. Breezy through the day. Isolated showers or thundershowers possible into the night as a warm front lifts north.

FRIDAY: Warm and breezy day with highs soaring to 70s which will likely break the record of 67 degrees for the day. Dry time ahead of the cold front. As that front pushes through into the evening and overnight, storms are expected to develop. These may organize and become strong.

SATURDAY: Colder air arrives behind the system. Some rain shower and gusty winds as well. Highs climb to the low to mid 40s.  A few flurries may mix in as temperatures become cooler.

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Man surrenders after nearly 4-hour standoff in West Carrollton

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 7:31 AM

UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m.

A man has surrendered peacefully after a nearly four-hour standoff with police in West Carrollton.

The man was making threats to harm himself or others when police were called to the home shortly after 4 a.m., according to West Carrollton Police Chief David Wessling.

A female was in the home but got out before officers arrived. The man refused to come out and SWAT officers were called. SWAT was able to talk to the man on the telephone and he agreed to come out of the house without a fight.

Charges are pending and the man’s identity has not been released.

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We’re working to learn more about heavy police presence in a West Carrollton neighborhood. 

Our crew has been asked to remain away from the scene, but can see police blocking the area of Bishop and Primrose drives. 

Details about the incident are unavailable and a call to a West Carrollton police supervisor has not been returned. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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