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Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 3:02 PM
KETTERING — UPDATE @ 3:19 p.m. (Jan. 4):
The Stroop Road bridge has reopened in Kettering, officials said.
"I think a lot of people are happy," Rick Hauser from Kettering said Thursday afternoon in response to the bridge opening.
Like several other commuters, Hauser has had to use different shortcuts and detours to get home, especially since he lives on Stroop Road.
"It's hampered me a little bit -- in a way it's been nice because there hasn't been a bunch of traffic," Hauser said. "We live on Stroop (Road) so it's sort of nice but we're glad it's opened up because we sure use it a lot."
UPDATE @ 8:59 a.m. (Jan. 3):
The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office said the opening of the Stroop Road bridge has been delayed until at least Thursday as workers wait for the delivery of some final materials to complete the bridge work.
The engineer’s office is aiming to reopen the bridge Thursday afternoon, officials announced.
UPDATE @ 3:44 p.m. (Dec. 29):
Weather conditions and delivery of some materials to complete the bridge project has delayed the opening from Friday to Jan. 3, according to the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office.
The Stroop Road bridge over the Little Beaver Creek just east of Woodman Drive is scheduled to reopen Friday by the end of the day after the bridge there was replaced, according to the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office.
The engineer’s office said the planned Friday reopening is weather dependent as there is some finishing work that must be completed, a spokesperson said.
Montgomery County officials estimated the bridge replacement cost at $1.4 million.
Stroop Road has been closed since September from Woodman Drive, near Routsong Funeral Home, to the Glenheath/Braddock intersection a half-mile east, just shy of Indian Riffle Park.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:46 AM
NEW CARLISLE —
Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) will be closed while officials continue to investigate what caused a non-injury silo collapse Sunday night.
Crews were initially called to Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. around 11:40 p.m. on reports of an explosion.
After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that one silo collapsed, rather than exploded, and partially damaged another building as well as caused 10,000 tons of corn to cover Ohio 571.
“What residents heard when they thought they heard explosions were the transformers blowing when the debris hit them”, said Steve Trusty, Chief of New Carlisle Fire Department.
Officials do not believe anyone is trapped as a result of the collapse, as the company said no employees were on site at the time but will further investigate the building to confirm.
The silo collapse took out at least three power poles and power lines, which caused a brief power outage that has since been restored to all area residents.
Crews will be on scene all night until midday tomorrow while they continue their investigation.
An Ohio Fire Marshal has also been called to the scene and will assist with the investigation tomorrow.
Drivers are encouraged to use Scarf Road as the detour while Ohio 571 (Jefferson Street) is blocked off.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
— A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.
Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.
Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s.
Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.
Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
— One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season. Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul.
The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws.
Experts told the Washington Post that even a short shutdown will set back implementation on the new tax code.
Tax filing season begins on Jan. 29. The IRS generally issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. With the workforce cut in half, it is likely that a prolonged shutdown could lead to delayed returns and the inability to access IRS assistance phone lines.