Miamisburg rejects fact-finder’s report in dispute with largest union

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 3:49 PM


            The Miamisburg City Council has rejected a fact-finder’s report and recommendatons for the city’s largest union. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO
The Miamisburg City Council has rejected a fact-finder’s report and recommendatons for the city’s largest union. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO

The city of Miamisburg has rejected a fact-finder’s report in a contract dispute with its largest union.

The recommendations and report involving the city’s dealings with the Teamsters Local 957 were shot down 6-0 by Miamisburg City Council with Mike McCabe absent from Friday’s vote.

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Local 957, the collective bargaining unit for Miamisburg workers not associated with the police department, is the city’s largest union with 31 members, records show.

Its three-year contract with the city expired Dec. 31, records show.

The city declined to comment on the issue, as did fact-finder Christopher E. Miles of Pennsylvania. Attempts to reach union officials have been unsuccessful.

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The city’s contracts with its two police unions — which records show represent 33 employees combined — began Jan. 1. The patrol officers’ union deal expires at the end of 2018 and the sergeants’ agreement at the end of 2019.

One person transported to hospital after stabbing in Trotwood

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

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At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital early Wednesday following the report of a stabbing at the Wingate at Belle Meadows Apartments in Trotwood.

Police and medics were called late Tuesday night to a report of a woman stabbed.

Crews were dispatched around 11:50 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Outer Belle Drive.

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According to initial reports, a caller heard glass breaking and a woman screaming.

Additional details were not available on scene. We will continue to follow this story.

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Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

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Middletown police: Beware tree-trimming scam

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

Middletown police are warning residents of “unscrupulous tree trimmers” who have been taking advantage of elderly people.

The police department posted its warning Tuesday on its Facebook page.

One incident was thwarted, but the culprits were paid in another incident.

Police remind residents that door-to-door solicitors need a permit in the city. Call police if tree trimmers knock on your door uninvited.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers tips to avoid tree-trimming scams. Beware of a tree trimmer who:

  • Comes to your door unexpectedly
  • Says your trees are diseased
  • Requires a large down payment
  • Accepts only cash or check
  • Says nothing about your right to cancel
  • Starts work immediately

Sidney businessman accused of not paying people in Piqua

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:32 PM

Duaine E. Liette
MIAMI COUNTY JAIL
Duaine E. Liette(MIAMI COUNTY JAIL)

A 57-year-old Sidney businessman is facing numerous felony theft charges after multiple people claimed he hired them to do work but didn’t pay them.

Duaine E. Liette has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Miami County Municipal Court. He was arraigned Friday on four felony theft charges and three misdemeanor theft counts and was released from custody on his own recognizance.

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The cases were related to complaints from June 2015, June 2017 and July 2017, in which people stated they were hired to complete work for Liette but never received payment, according to Piqua police and court records.

Piqua police arrested Liette on Thursday at 1037 Broadway St., in Piqua. The house is owned by Sidney-based real estate company American Land Investments, of which Liette is listed as its principal; the business also has the same address as Liette’s residence, records show.

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Piqua police are urging anyone else who believe they may be victims to call 937-440-9111.