New apartments opening near downtown Dayton; condos coming soon

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 6:23 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

New apartments ready for lease March 1 near UD and MVH

Leasing has begun for 43 new apartments on Warren Street near UD and Miami Valley Hospital, and developers hope to get to work on new condos next door later this year.

The Flats at South Park, located at 619 Nathan Place, are expected to open for move-in March 1, and there have been several commitments from residential tenants, said Bill Hibner, director of construction services for developer Oberer Thompson Co.

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The four-story building also has about 10,500 square feet of first-floor retail space that so far does not have commercial tenants.

The apartments are a mix of studios and one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

Apartments will have a contemporary style featuring quartz countertops, wood-look vinyl flooring in the kitchens and living areas and juliet balconies in most apartmens.

The building will have a roof top lounge and a community area with games and other amenities.

The Flats propperty is located just north of the Brown Street business corridor, Miami Valley Hospital and the University of Dayton.

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Oberer has asked the city to approve its plans for the next stages of development in that area.

The company plans to build a three-story structure just south of the Flats on about 1.2 acres of land.

The building is expected to house between 27 to 30 new condos for purchase, which would start at about $200,000, Hibner said. Oberer is moving forward with the marketing and design of the condos, which hopefully would break ground before the end of the year, he said.

All three floors would contain condos. Sizes are expected to be around 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. Parking would be underground.

A future phase of development calls for building new housing on 4.7 acres of land that previously was home to the Cliburn Manor public housing projects, which were demolished nearly a decade ago. The concept plan likely would include a mix of single-family housing, townhomes and flats.

Car destroyed, driver jailed after crash in Dayton

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

A car was destroyed and a driver escaped serious injury following a crash in Dayton early Friday morning.

Police said the car crashed into an RTA pole in the 900 block of South Smithville Road around 3 a.m. The driver was found at the Speedway about a block away from the crash scene.

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The driver was taken to Montgomery County Jail on outstanding warrants. He was cited for failure to control, police said.

Police said the driver doesn’t own the car, but they are trying to determine who does.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

WATCH: Tow truck driver runs onto freeway to avoid being crushed by car

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

A tow truck driver working to load a crashed vehicle was nearly hit by another car that lost control in slick conditions.

On Wednesday morning, the tow truck driver was working to load a vehicle that had been involved in a crash onto a truck. 

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A Michigan State Police officer was behind the tow truck, and on cruiser cam, the officer can be heard asking for another cruiser to block the I-96 on-ramp. A moment later, the cruiser cam captures footage of a car losing control on the ramp, crashing into the tow truck.

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The tow truck driver was able to run onto the freeway at the last moment, avoiding being crushed by the car.

The car that lost control ended up on top of the car that was being loaded.  The at-fault driver was cited.

No one was hurt.

No injuries from apartment fire on Summit Square Drive in Dayton

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:28 PM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:16 AM

SCENE: Crews fighting fire in apartment on Summit Square

UPDATE @ 12:12 a.m.: An arson investigator has been called to the scene of the apartment fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive. 

Dayton Fire Capt. Brad Baldwin said crews arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a unit and at least two people had climbed out of a second-floor window before crews arrived. 

The fire affected three apartments -- flames damaged one, smoke got into the adjoining units. 

One of the occupants said she heard "popping and cracking" coming from the kitchen, Baldwin said. 

No injuries were reported, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Crews are dealing with a fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive in Dayton. 

Dayton crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire. 

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We're hearing they arrived to find heavy flames in a first-floor unit. There are no reports of injuries. 

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report. Stay with for breaking news.

17 abandoned cats rescued from Wilmington apartment, humane official says

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:02 AM

(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)
(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)

Seventeen cats, most of them feral and unsocial, were rescued from a Wilmington apartment, where they had been abandoned.

Fayette County Regional Humane Society agents were called to the complex, in the 800 block of Xenia Avenue, to help Wilmington police because neither the Clinton County Humane Society nor the Wilmington Area Humane Society has humane agents, Brad Adams, Fayette County humane agent and outreach director, said in a prepared statement. 

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Seventeen cats were found and removed by the humane agents. 

According to FRHS Veterinary Technician and Humane Agent Danyel Bageant, most of the cats were feral and unsocial, clawing at agents. 

(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)

"Fortunately the cats had healthy body conditions and access to food and water inside of the apartment upon our arrival," Bageant said.

The cats that are candidates for the FRHS adoption program will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for FeLV/FIV, rabies vaccinated, flea treated, and micro-chipped.

A Humane Agent has been in contact with the investigating officer of the Wilmington Police Department since the removal. 

A suspect has been identified and reports have been submitted to the Clinton County prosecutor for charges.