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Solid Waste District’s hub reopens after fire

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 5:04 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 3:03 PM

SCENE: Fire crews respond to structure fire in Moraine

UPDATE @ 3:03 p.m.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station has reopened following a trash fire at the county garbage hub this morning. Operations for “both commercial and public traffic, and our operations are getting back to normal,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Brianna Wooten.

“We will be open for regular business hours the rest of the week,” according to the statement. “Our planned Appliance Amnesty event, which was cancelled today, will continue as planned tomorrow.”

UPDATE @ 12:37 p.m.

A trash fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station likely started with a smoldering load being hauled to the facility, Moraine’s fire chief said today. 

The cause of the blaze, which began about 5 a.m. and is expected to be extinguished this afternoon, cannot be pinpointed. But it is not uncommon for smoldering garbage left by residents and deposited by haulers to start fires at the Sandridge Road site, Moraine Fire Chief David Cooper said.

UPDATE @ 9:59 a.m.

All county employees who work at the site have been diverted to other locations, Wooten said. All trash haulers which use the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station are being diverted to landfills as the site has been closed while crews work to extinguish a fire.

UPDATE @ 9:44 a.m. 

The Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station is closed to commercial traffic and private citizens as crews continue to work to extinguish a fire, according to a news release.

The fire started inside trash on the tipping floor at the site on Sandridge Road in Moraine. No injuries have been reported and no equipment or structures have been damaged, according to the county.

The site was set to hold a three-day Appliance Amnesty program beginning today, said Brianna Wooten, spokeswman for the county's Environmental Services. 

The appliance disposal program which had been set to run through Saturday allows county residents to get rid of large household appliances at no charge, Wooten said.

"We hope that we'll still be able to accept those, but right now the program is going to be on hold a day," she said.

Crews from Dayton, Kettering and Moraine fire departments responded to the fire shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday. 

“The fire is partly suppressed, but still active,” Wooten said in a release. “We are currently waiting for an opportunity to bring in a piece of equipment to stir the trash and get to the base of the fire and completely extinguish it.”

The county hopes to reopen the transfer station later today.

UPDATE @ 7:45 a.m.

A fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District continues to burn this morning

The fire was reported around 4:50 a.m., and as of 7:45 a.m., heavy smoke continues to billow from the building.

We are working to find out what caused the fire. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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FIRST REPORT

Crews are working to extinguish a fire at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

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The fire was reported around 4:50 a.m., and as of 5:55 a.m., heavy smoke was still showing from the building located in the 2500 block of Sandridge Drive.

On SCENE: Smoky conditions at Moraine structure fire

Motorists on I-75 in Moraine will drive through the smoke, according to our crews.

RELATED: Firefighters battle fire in multi-unit garage in Dayton

Additional information was not immediately available. 

Meeting scheduled to explore plans for 25-A area

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

Public meeting planned for developing I-75 interchange

A community meeting on the future of the County Road 25A area between Troy and Piqua will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Troy Junior High School, 556 Adams St.

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The Miami County commissioners hired Burton Planning Services earlier this year to help conduct a study of the future of the area bordered to the south by Troy, to the north by Piqua, to the west by Washington Road and to the east by the Great Miami River. 

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The area also includes the undeveloped area near Exit 78 of Interstate 75.

For more information, contact ROsgood@MiamiCountyOhio.gov or DSuerdieck@Miami-CountyOhio.gov.

FOOD DEAL: How to get a $3 burrito from Chipotle on Halloween

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chipotle is known for dishing out food deals to its fans. 

Buy one get one burrito free at Chipotle this summer if you create your own custom mega mix at Chipotle.com. Source: Chipotle Facebook

The latest “Boorito” offer is a $3 burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween. You can stop by any Chipotle to get your food, but here’s the catch: you’ve got to be in costume.

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Here’s further fine print about the definition of “costume” on Chipotle’s website

“Determination of whether a ‘costume’ qualifies for the offer is at the sole discretion of Chipotle restaurant personnel. Applicable taxes to be added to $3 purchase price. Additional restrictions may apply; void where prohibited.” 

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You can also get a chance to win a year of FREE burritos by texting BOORITO to 888222 by Oct. 31. 

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Oh, my gourd! Celebrate all things pumpkin on Monday

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:01 AM

What could possibly say “fall” more than pumpkins? On Monday, Oct. 23, head out to the Park at Austin Landing for the first annual Pumpkins in the Park with Kettering Physicians Network event. From 3-7 p.m., you and your family can enjoy a FREE event that will celebrate everything pumpkin.

Internationally prominent carvers will be on hand to create amazing pieces of art from giant, 500-pound pumpkins live, while you watch. There also will be a display of more than 50 individually carved pumpkins, and you and your family can try your own hands at pumpkin art by visiting the carving station. 

If you’re feeling exceptionally crafty, you can sign up for the pumpkin carving class being conducted by master carver Chad Hartson, who recently was a finalist on Holiday Cake Wars as part of Team Winter Wonders. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided to participants, and the class starts at 5 p.m. Although the class is currently full, you can check the sign-up page here to see if any openings come up.

Additional family fun includes free face painting, glitter tattoos, bounce houses, photo booth and giant games. Kettering Sports Medicine will host a tug-of-war for those who want more active fun, and Kettering Physicians Network will be on-site to provide health information, blood pressure checks, giveaways and more. Other artists will be decorating sidewalks and parking areas with a Chalk Art in the Park display, and Ranger Vic will pop in for a visit with the kids.

Host Austin Landing is giving away 300 pumpkins, on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure you show up early for yours. Bring the whole family out for an evening of fall-themed fun at Austin Landing!

WANT TO GO? 

    WHAT: Pumpkins in the Park with Kettering Physicians Network

    WHEN: Monday, Oct. 23, from 3-7 p.m. (rain date: Tuesday, Oct. 24)

    WHERE: The Park at Austin Landing (10400 Innovation Dr., Miamisburg)

    HOW MUCH: FREE

1 dead after police call for help in Moraine shooting

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 5:52 AM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 7:06 AM

Moraine police asked for a Signal 99 for an officer in distress



UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m.:

A white car is surrounded by crime scene tape and witnesses said it appears at least one of the windows in the vehicle may have been shot out on Pinnacle Park Drive in Moraine.

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The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and removed a victim, however no identity of the victim was released

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“I don’t know what happened, but I see the window shot out,” said Timeka Dreke, who said he son is best friend’s with who died this morning.

Officers called for extra assistance from across the county around 5:45 a.m. after a Moraine officer reported shots were fired.

>> Montgomery County Jail Bookings

“Shots fired. Shots fired,” the officer said over police radio. “We need the medics out here.”

We’re working to learn who fired shots this morning.

UPDATE @7:47 a.m.

The Montgomery County coroner is on the scene.

UPDATE @7:06 a.m.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has been requested to the Signal 99 and shots fired report in Moraine.

We’re working to learn additional details.

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UPDATE @6:34 a.m.

Crime scene tape is up and several officers are on scene of a Signal 99 and shots fired report in Moraine.

Police have not commented on what led up to the incident.

We have a crew on scene and will continue to update this story.

>> Montgomery County Jail Bookings

UPDATE @5:51 a.m.

Officers have reportedly canceled a “signal 99,” a county-wide request for officers to respond. We are working to find out additional details.

A medic has been requested to the scene.

FIRST REPORT

Officers have dropped a Signal 99 and have reported shots fired in Moraine.

A signal 99 is a county-wide request for officers to respond.

The incident was reported around 5:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on Pinnacle Park Drive.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.