Ramps to I-75 N from U.S. 35 E & W open after semi spill accident

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 5:31 PM
Updated: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 10:05 PM

FROM SCENE: 35 East to 75 North semi crash

UPDATE @ 10:04 p.m.: Dayton crews have reopened the ramps to I-75 North from U.S. 35 East and West after a semi trailer tipped over this afternoon. 

The trailer was full of frozen food and had to be unloaded and taken to Walmart, according to officials on scene. 

The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. 

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.: The semitrailer was headed west on U.S. 35 when the driver apparently lost control on the ramp to I-75 North, Dayton police Sgt. Andrew Zecchini said, and the driver will be cited for failure to control a motor vehicle. 

Traffic investigators are speculating that speed and shifting cargo were contributing factors in the accident, which sent the driver to a hospital complaining about a headache, the sergeant said. 

The ramps from U.S. 35 East and West to I-75 North remain closed while the trailer's cargo of frozen food is being removed. Once the trailer is empty, a heavy duty wrecker will be able to right the big rig to get all of it off the ramp. 

The food was headed to Walmart, Zecchini said.

UPDATE @ 5:58 p.m.:  

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries and has been taken to a hospital. The trailer is full of frozen food and it will have to be unloaded, according to officials on scene. 

The spill is radiator fluid, not diesel fuel, and it has been contained, officials said.

UPDATE @ 5:39 p.m.: 

We're hearing that the ramps from U.S. 35 East and West to I-75 North will be shut down three to four hours.

CONTRIBUTED/ Heather Jarusiewic


An overturned semi on the ramp to I-75 North from U.S. 35 East has that ramp and the ramp from U.S. 35 West to the interstate closed as well.

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There is a massive fuel spill that has brought at least two Dayton Regional Hazardous Material units to the scene.

The semi crashed in the median, on the ramp.

Whether the driver or anyone else has been injured is not known.

The ramps will be closed for an undetermined amount of time because of the accident and the spill.

The accident and spill were reported just before 5 p.m.

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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
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.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.


  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503


  • SR 571 between Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Tipp City, ROAD CLOSURE Jan. 2 - 9. The official detour is I-75 to US 40 to SR 202


  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Most at Beavercreek meeting oppose medical marijuana in community

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

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?”

>> State regulators defend medical marijuana program despite controversy

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.

>> Beavercreek Twp. OKs medical marijuana cultivation

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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Medical marijuana lab breaks ground in Yellow Springs

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:07 PM

Cresco Labs LLC owns and operates medical marijuana facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.
Cresco Labs LLC owns and operates medical marijuana facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.(CONTRIBUTED)

Heavy equipment already started moving dirt for one of Ohio’s first medical marijuana facilities.

Cresco Labs Ohio LLC and several village leaders and residents gathered Thursday morning in a cornfield next to Antioch University.

“Yellow Springs was founded on wellness,” Village Council President Karen Wintrow said. “People came to the yellow spring in Glen Helen for the healing waters so the idea of a wellness company, a health company, being here is a perfect fit. This facility is going to be sitting adjacent to farm fields in an area that we have really identified that we want to remain agriculture.” 

>> Most at Beavercreek meeting oppose medical marijuana in community

The 50,000-square-foot environmentally sound greenhouse will be built along East Enon Road. It is expected to initially provide about 25 jobs, and possibly more because Cresco will seek a medical marijuana processing license.

Cresco has agreed to pay for the infrastructure, which includes building roads, installing water, sewer and electric service, said Village Manager Patti Bates.

“We’re looking at a month build that will be followed by some cultivation and we should have product for patients by June of 2018,” Cresco Labs CEO Charles Bachtell said.

>> State regulators defend medical marijuana program despite controversy

Those who were the driving force behind the failed 2015 marijuana legalization issue in Ohio are now backing a plan to put an issue on the November ballot that, if approved by the voters, would make marijuana legal for recreational use. 

It’s not clear how that would affect the medical marijuana industry in the state.

“We are a medical cannabis operator and currently we operate only in medical programs,” Bachtell said. “We’ve evaluated Ohio for about a year as a medical program so that’s what we’re focused on right now.”

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Police, children services investigating circumstances of infant’s injuries

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:20 PM

Police respond to Dayton Children's Hospital for a three-month old with a brain bleed

UPDATE @ 11:05 p.m.: Police and Montgomery County Children Services are investigating how an infant suffered injuries that prompted her mother to bring her to Dayton Children's Hospital on Thursday morning. 

The mother said her 3-month-old daughter, who was suffering from bleeding on the brain, fell off the couch, according to recordings from county regional dispatch this news organization obtained through a public records request. 

"The doctors are saying that the child's injury don't match the story that was given. So I need an officer to come out," the social worker said on the 9-1-1 call. 

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Doctors said testing confirmed their suspicions. 

"We just recently got the results back on the head C-T," the caller told dispatchers. 

The baby was going into surgery Thursday morning when the call from the hospital was made to police. Police were also at the mother's apartment on Thursday. 

Montgomery County Children Services officials said their office had an open investigation into the mother before Thursday's incident. The agency could not confirm how many children live in the home.

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Neighbors told News Center 7's John Bedell the infant is the youngest of the children in the home. 

Neighbor Letisha Hardin said she saw police cars at the home Thursday. 

"Yes, when I took my kids to school this morning I noticed it was a couple police cars over there but I didn't know what was going on," Hardin said of the apartment on Elsmere Avenue. 

Hardin said she knows the family. 

"My kids play with their kids and so yeah it is … concerning," she said. "I would hope that nobody would hurt a little child but these days, you never know."

The mother is not being identified by name in this report because no charges have been filed.

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